EXCLUSIVE: You've Never Seen Eva Longoria Like This! Go Behind the Scenes of Her Gritty New Drama, 'Lowriders'

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Eva Longoria is going gritty for her latest project.

ET has your exclusive first look at Lowriders, a new drama set against the backdrop of East Los Angeles.

“It’s a coming-of-age story about this kid from East L.A., who is a graffiti artist,” director Ricardo de Montreuil explains.

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That artist is Danny, played by Gabriel Chavarria. Longoria is his stepmom, Gloria, who’s caught in the middle between Danny and his dad, Miguel, played by Demian Bichir.

“He is very, very talented, but he’s not choosing the right path,” Bichir says of Danny.

Adding more drama is Danny’s brother, Ghost (Sons of Anarchy’s Theo Rossi), who returns to the family after some time in prison.

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“He comes back in their lives,” Longoria explains. “There’s a lot of emotions that get stirred up.”

“Danny’s finding himself in the middle, between his father and his brother,” de Montreuil says. “He needs to choose which world he is going to be a part of.”

“It’s about love, art and family,” Bichir adds.

is out in theaters on May 12. Check out the full trailer below.