“American Sicario”: 5 things to know about the action movie with Danny Trejo


anny Trejo is one of the world’s most beloved action stars and every time his film hits theaters there is a sense of excitement in the fan base he has built over the years. The veteran actor is expected to captivate viewers again with his upcoming film “American Sicario”. No, it’s not related to the ‘Sicario’ movies we saw a few years ago.

The film revolves around a man named Erik Vasquez (Phillippe A. Haddad) who tries to become the best man in the Mexican underworld. However, his enemies will not let him enter the business because he was born in the United States. Will Philippe be able to sit on the throne? The answer to this burning question will be given when the film is released.


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The premise of the film sounds intriguing and will delve deep into the world of drug cartels in Mexico. Projects like “Narcos: Mexico” and “Sicario: Day of the Soldado” recently covered the drug wars in Mexico and took viewers on an exciting journey. Hopefully, “American Sicario” also gives us a unique perspective on the drug wars unfolding in the country.

Here’s everything we know about the upcoming action flick.

Danny Trejo as Pedro in “American Sicario” (GFJ Entertainment)

When is ‘American Sicario’ coming out and where can you watch it

The next action movie will be released on Friday, December 10. The film will be available to stream via VoD.

What is “American Sicario”?

The official synopsis reads: “The story of the rise and fall of the first US-born drug kingpin in Mexico, this story of power, money, greed and betrayal among the Rival members of the drug cartels find American gangster Erik Vasquez (Philippe A Haddad) plotting to become the best dog in the Mexican underworld, only to find himself making enemies of both the powerful cartels and his own allies.

Who’s in the next action movie?

‘American Sicario’ will see Danny Trejo play the role of Pedro while Phillippe A. Haddad will play the character of Erik. On the other hand, Maya Stojan will play the role of Monica Wells.

Danny trejo

One of the most iconic names in the business today, Danny Trejo has worked on numerous projects over a career spanning more than three decades. Since 1985 he has made appearances at companies such as “Lock Up”, “Desperado”, “Heat”, “Six Days, Seven Nights”, “Machete Kills” and “Blue Bloods”.

Actor Danny Trejo speaks onstage at the “From Dusk Til Dawn: The Series” panel discussion during the El Rey Network portion of the 2015 TCA Summer Tour at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 30, 2015 in Beverly Hills, in California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown / Getty Images)

In addition to acting, Trejo has opened a series of successful restaurants in Los Angeles. In 2021, Trejo released his memoir “Trejo: My Life of Crime, Redemption, and Hollywood” and debuted at # 4 on the New York Times’ non-fiction bestseller list.

Other actors in the film include Maurice Compte as Roberto, Johnny Rey Diaz as Juan Feliz, Margo Quinn as Maria and Fia Johansson as Angela.


The upcoming film is directed by RJ Collins while Rich Ronat wrote the story for the film. On the other hand, JD Beaufils, Shanan Becker, Jessica Bennett, Bill Bromiley, Rick Eram, Fia Johansson, David A. Lockhart, Maya Stojan and many more are the executive producers of the film.


You can watch the trailer here.

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