K-11 stars GORAN VISNJIC (Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, ER) as Raymond Saxx, a businessman whose drug use, leads him to incarceration, and eventual inclusion into a section of the Los Angeles County Jail reserved for LGBT inmates called K-11, run by a crooked cop and a transgendered malicious inmate, Mousey, played by KATE DEL CASTILLO. Saxx must maintain his sanity, dodge unsolicited sexual advances and manage the commonplace violence, all while trying to contact the elusive outside world and decipher what happened that ill fated night that landed him in this nightmarish situation.Photo credit Matt Kennedy
It’s a tour de force performance by Del Castillo. One of Mexico’s most acclaimed and popular actresses, Kate del Castillo broke through in America as a result of her award-winning performance in the hit Fox Searchlight /Weinstein Company movie “Under the Same Moon,” (La Misma Luna) which was as of late 2011 the highest-grossing Spanish-language theatrical release in U.S. history. Kate recently starred in the coveted lead role of “La Reina del Sur” (Queen of the South), Telemundo’s most ambitious and record-breaking prime time original series. “La Reina del Sur” was Telemundo’s most successful drama series in the network’s history--reaching English speaking audiences in addition to Spanish speaking viewers. Del Castillo also appeared as a guest star in season 5 of Showtime’s hit comedy series “Weeds.” She starred as ‘Pilar,’ a powerful crime boss who threatened Nancy (Mary-Louise Parker) and Esteban’s romance.
Her feature film “Julia” (with Tilda Swinton) premiered at the 2008 Berlin Film Festival. Village Voice and LA Weekly critic Scott Foundas described Del Castillo’s performance in the film as “superb.” Kate’s film credits also include a powerful supporting role in the Roland Emmerich produced “Trade,” sharing the screen with Kevin Kline. Screen International said ”…of special note is Kate Del Castillo's turn as the malevolent Laura…..with her dangerous taunting purr of a voice and intense blue eyes, she's like something out of a horror movie and dominates her every second of screen time.”
Kate del Castillo was appointed Ambassador for the Mexican Commission on Human Rights to combat human trafficking in 2009, and launched the Blue Heart campaign in Mexico City with U.N. Goodwill Ambassador Mira Sorvino in 2010.
K-11 comes to theatres and all media March 15, 2013 This is a standout performance that commands your interest—shocking, but there’s no way to look away.