americanrustWalter Salles will never be forgotten for his work on the small Che biopic Motorcycle Diaries. A film still stuck in my mind even after years of release; living in the shoulders of great biopics; an impressive piece of filmmaking. The duo of Walter Salles and writer Jose Rivera made the film really special team together for American Rust.

Walter Salles and Rivera will join to bring another story together. American Rust tells the story of two longtime friends from an economically depressed steel town in Penn whose dreams of escaping to California are dashed when they are implicated in a crime. The film will be an unflinching look at the so called American Dream. Stuber Productions optioned the book at Universal.