From writer and director Wes Miller (PRAYER NEVER FAILS) and his production company, Sweet Unknown Studios, RIVER RUNS RED follows respected Judge Charles Coleman (Taye Diggs), who has devoted his life to law enforcement. When his son is shot in a traffic stop gone awry, Coleman turns to his long-Times friend, Detective Horace (John Cusack), and discovers an unchecked pattern of violence with these same cops. Betrayed by the system he swore to uphold, Coleman joins forces with another bereaved father (George Lopez), and the two men take the law into their own hands.

This is not a story about vengeance, but justice on different terms. The film by Cinedigm as just been released on VOD as well as select theaters throughout the country and shows just how far two bereaved parents will go to get justice for their lost sons when justice has failed them.

The film premiered to a sold out theater at the 10th Annual DTLA Film Festival where it won Beat Drama and was followed by a Q&aA with Lopez and Writer/Director Wes Miller. The pair broached topics such as the current political climate, first-time filmmaking and Lopez’s transition from comedy into dramatic acting.

Take a look at some stills and the trailer below.


Taye Diggs, George Lopez and John Cusack star in this action-packed battle for revenge at any price. Respected Judge Charles Coleman (Taye Diggs) and his wife (Jennifer Tao) have devoted their lives to law enforcement. The two are thrilled when their son is accepted into the police academy, but everything changes when he is shot by two corrupt cops (Luke Hemsworth and Gianni Capaldi) and the official investigation finds no wrongdoing. After his trusted friend detective Horace (John Cusack) finds evidence to the contrary, Charles joins forces with an anguished mechanic (George Lopez) whose son was killed by the same cops and together they take the law into their own hands. R.J. Mitte also stars in this gritty, intense thriller.

Now Playing at the following theaters:

Atlanta, GA

Southlake Pavilion 24

Baton Rouge, LA

Baton Rouge 16

Chicago, IL

South Barrington 24

Columbus, OH

Easton Tower Center 30

Dallas, TX

Mesquite 30

Elizabeth, NJ

Jersey Gardens 20

Houston, TX

Gulf Point 30

Indianapolis, IN

Perry Crossing 18

Kansas City, MO

Barrywoods 24

Las Vegas, NV

Town Square 18

Los Angeles, CA

Laemmle Playhouse

Louisville, KY

Stonybrook 20

New Orleans, LA


Oklahoma City, OK

Crossroads Mall 16

Philadelphia, PA

Cherry Hill 24

Pittsburgh, PA

Waterfront 22

Tampa, FL

Veterans Expressway 24

The Villages, FL


Walker, MI

Grand Rapids 18

Washington, D.C.

Hoffman 22