The Spanish filmmaker had been an A-list first assistant director on movies including Man on Fire, Mel Gibson’s Apocalypto, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, Jarhead and Gibson’s Edge of Darkness. He made his feature helming debut in 2012 on the Gibson-starrer Get the Gringo which he also co-wrote.
He also has worked as first assistant director on Netflix’s Sense8 and a second unit director on the streamer’s Narcos and Narcos: Mexico.
Grunberg second feature as director is Rambo 5, which co-stars Paz Vega, Sergio Peris-Mencheta and Oscar Jaenada. The plot of the franchise’s fifth and final chapter: When the daughter of one of his friends is kidnapped, Rambo — who has been working on a ranch — crosses the U.S.-Mexico