Benicio Del Toro Lined Up To Play Pablo Escobar

Andrea di Stefano has had a successful career in acting, most recently completing a role in Life of Pi. Next up, though, he’s planning to make his directorial debut with Paradise. based on his own screenplay.

According to Variety, the film will tell the story of Nick, a young surfer who visits Colombia, meets and falls in love with a local girl… only to find out that she is the niece of Pablo Escobar.

Benicio Del Toro is finishing up his negotiations to play Escobar now. Bang on. Of course, it will likely take him out of the running for any future film version of Mark Bowden‘s Killing Pablo.

While alive, Escobar was a hugely charismatic hero of many Columbians, but also man who had risen to power and prominence as a drug trafficker.

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