Friday, July 29, 2011

New Pablo Escobar Feature Takes Flight

The Life and Death of Pablo Escobar, Medellin Cartel Godfather

"This is the Latino 'Godfather'," producer Scott Steindorff tells THR.

A new take on notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar is on its way to the big screen.

Brad Furman, who directed the spring hit The Lincoln Lawyer, is in negotiations to direct the untitled feature, while Matt Aldrich, who made a big splash in May when his spec Father Daughter Time: A Tale of Armed Robbery and Eskimo Kisses sold to Warner Bros., is writing the script.

Scott Steindorff, most recently a producer on The Lincoln Lawyer, is producing via his Stone Village Pictures.

The life of Escobar, the charismatic and murderous Colombian blood lord, has long captivated Hollywood. In recent years there were two competing projects: Escobar, which Oliver Stone was developing, and Killing Pablo, based on a Mark Bowden book, with Joe Carnahan attached to direct. Both movies have since been put on hold.

The Hollywood Reporter (complete article.)

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