Miss Bala

Miss Bala,coming out February 1st is inspired by the long history of Mexican pageant queens & drug lords. The upcoming 2019 action thriller film is directed by Catherine Hardwicke and written by Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer. It is based on the 2011 Mexican film of the same name. Miss Bala acclaimed for its gritty, brutal portrayal of a young pageant contestant forced to do favors for a Baja California cartel - and is eventually punished by authorities for doing so.

In turn, Miss Bala was based on an actual connection between the winner of the 2008 Nuestra Belleza Mexico pageant and a cartel.
Both versions of the film point to the long, surprising, and often tragic history of pageant queens and Mexican drug cartels.

Gloria finds a power she never knew she had when she is drawn into a dangerous world of cross-border crime. Surviving will require all of her cunning, inventiveness, and strength. Based on the Spanish-language film.