A Stone’s Throw

By Allie Daugherty / Photo by Peter Konerko

Every drug cartel needs an accountant.

For the Mexican cartel in Oliver Stone’s new movie, Savages, that role is filled by Jaime, a character played by San Diego native Antonio Jaramillo.

The flick follows the story of two pot growers whose shared girlfriend gets kidnapped by the cartel when the duo refuses to form an alliance. The groups wage war against each other, resulting in a string of brutal ploys and maneuvers.

The Savages cast includes Benicio Del Toro, Selma Hayek, Blake Lively, Taylor Kitsch, Aaron Johnson, Emile Hirsch, John Travolta and Uma Thurman-and,
of course, Jarmillo, whose resume lists the recurring role of Jesus in TV’s “Meet the Browns,” a character in the popular Rockstar Games video game “Red Dead Redemption,” as well as many stage credits.

“It’s not an action film where a lot of things blow up, and people run away from the fire,” Jarmillo says. “It actually has dialogue and it actually has a story.”

Savages opens in theaters nationwide July 6.