Mel Gibson, “50 Cent” Star in True Crime Inspired Thriller ‘Boneyard’


May 8, 2024

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Mel Gibson stars alongside Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and Brian Van Holt in Boneyard—an indie crime-thriller based on the horrific true crimes of a serial killer.

In the chilling film, the skeletal remains of eleven women and girls are discovered in the New Mexico desert. Detective Ortega (Brian Van Holt), Police Chief Carter (Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson), and Agent Petrovick (Mel Gibson) join a multi-agency effort to identify and apprehend the killer, known as the “Bone Collector”. Suspicion forms that someone from their own department may be involved.

Asif Akbar (Skeletons in the Closet) directs from the script he penned with Hank Byrd, Vincent E. McDaniel, and Koji Steven Sakai.

The film is based on the events surrounding the West Mesa Bone Collector. In February 2009, a woman walking her dog made a grim discovery: human remains. Eleven bodies in all were discovered, all women between the ages of 15 and 32. Several suspects have been pursued. However, no one has ever been charged. A $100,000 reward is currently offered to anyone with information leading to an arrest.

Boneyard will open in select theaters on June 5, 2024, and land on VOD on July 2, from Lionsgate.

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