Pablo Escobar To Hit The Big Screen
Huffington Post - over 5 years
Benicio del Toro is no stranger to iconic roles -- even less to those involving drug cartels -- and now, Variety reports, the Puerto Rican actor is in final negotiations to play the most infamous cocaine kingpin of all time: Pablo Escobar.
"[Del Toro is] one of the rare actors with enough charisma and range to play such a multi-faceted character as Escobar, who could be wonderfully charming yet dangerous and menacing," Dimitri Rassam, who will be producing “Paradise Lost”, told Variety.
In 2008, del Toro incarnated Argentine revolutionary Ernesto “Che” Guevara in Steven Soderbergh’s “Che.” Controversy surrounding the film’s portrayal of the historical figure and the Bolivian and Cuban revolutions followed the film’s debut, at one point causing del Toro to storm out of an interview with The Washington Post.
Rassam, however, clarified that the film will not be a biopic of Escobar. Instead, the romance thriller’s plot will revolve around a young surfer, Nick, who fall...
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