Universal Pictures Home Entertainment has released the trailer for Inmate #1: The Rise of Danny Trejo, which will be available on Digital in the U.S. on July 7, 2020. You can watch the trailer below and you’ll find the poster underneath.
The feature pays homage to Danny Trejo’s heritage — his Mexican roots and his Los Angeles upbringing — as he gives fans a first-hand look into the extraordinary life journey that molded him into Hollywood’s most unlikely hero. The film gives viewers a raw and inspirational account of Trejo’s unbelievable transformation from hardened criminal to celebrated movie icon and beloved friend of all who cross his path.
From a life of hard drugs and armed robberies to Hollywood red carpets and mentoring addicts, this is the telling of one of the most radical and uplifting transformation stories of human character ever put to film.
Directed by award-winning filmmaker, Brett Harvey (Ice Guardians), Inmate #1: The Rise of Danny Trejo is the shocking story of one man’s capacity to overcome his demons and discover redemption through the most unlikely of journeys.
With a host of celebrity interviews, never-before-seen footage and personal testimony from Danny Trejo and his closest family and friends, audiences will witness the birth of a Hollywood icon who became a symbol of hope to the people he grew up with and fans around the world.
After 46 years of sobriety, he never forgets his roots and is genuinely happy to pay it forward every single day. Trejo has made it his personal mission and debt to society to give back to Chicano communities in Los Angeles through his volunteer work donating food via his iconic Los Angeles based restaurants, buying toys for local children, motivational speaking in prisons, working with animal shelters and being a source of consistent support for those in the neighborhood he was raised in.
Danny Trejo has starred in dozens of films, including Desperado, Heat, the From Dusk Till Dawn franchise, Con Air, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, the Spy Kids movies, Grindhouse, Machete, Machete Kills, Dead in Tombstone, and Muppets Most Wanted.
Trejo’s television work includes recurring roles on Sons of Anarchy and King of the Hill, and he has appeared on episodes of Modern Family and Breaking Bad, among others. Trejo recently reunited with Robert Rodriguez for season two of El Rey’s TV series From Dusk Till Dawn.
Trejo regularly lends his voice to animated projects. He has partnered with producer Guillermo Del Toro on his Golden Globe-nominated animated film, The Book of Life, as the character Skeleton Luis, and he has regular roles on Netflix’s The Adventures of Puss in Boots and Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
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