The story of Danny Trejo’s journey from a life of crime to a life of the movies is being told in a new documentary feature – details here.

The extraordinary life and career of actor Danny Trejo is the subject of a new feature film in itself, and we now learn that it’s landed a UK release.

Inmate #1: The Rise Of Danny Trejo tells the story of how Trejo went from a life of crime – and his time in person – to getting his acting break and taking things from there. The movie has been directed by Brett Harvey, and includes contributions from Trejo himself, Robert Rodriguez, Michelle Rodriguez, Cheech Marin and Danielle Trejo.

The film has been picked up by Universal in the UK, which will be releasing it on digital download from June 22nd. No word yet on whether a DVD and Blu-ray release will follow.

For now, we’ll leave you with the official synopsis…

From an early life of drugs, armed robbery and hard prison time, to the red carpets of Hollywood blockbusters and helping troubled addicts, this is the story of one of the most inspirational transformations of human character ever put to film. With a host of celebrity interviews, never-before-seen footage and personal testimony from Danny and his closest family and friends, audiences will witness the birth of a Hollywood icon who became a symbol of hope to people around the world. To this day, Danny continues to council recovering addicts and speak at state prisons. After 46 years of sobriety, he never forgets his roots and pays forward that which has been bestowed on him.

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