Prolific American author, Upton Sincliar, wrote over 90 books in many genres and was widely considered to be one of the best investigators advocating socialist views and supporting anarchist causes, he achieved considerable popularity in the first half of the 20th century. 

Gaining particular fame for his novel, The Jungle (1906), which dealt with conditions in the U.S. meat packing industry and caused a public uproar that partly contributed to the passage of the Pure Food and Drug Act and the Meat Inspection Act in 1906, Winston Churchill praised the work saying the book "pierces the thickest skull and most leathery heart."  

This modern adaptation focuses on the Mexican American Immigrant fleeing the danger of the drug cartels only to find enormous wage gaps, abusive working conditions, and rivaling gangs in a city with a fast growing murder rate.