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Latino Daily News

Wednesday August 3, 2011

Hollywood Announces New Pablo Escobar Film

Hollywood Announces New Pablo Escobar Film

Photo: New Pablo Escobar Film in the Works

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Stone Village Pictures has publicly announced their interest in producing a film about the “Latino Godfather,” Pablo Escobar. 

Since the drug-lord’s death in the early nineties, Hollywood has wanted to take the larger than life antics of the most successful criminal in modern history to the silver screen, but so far, both Oliver Stone and Joe Carnhan have failed to complete their stabs at the project.

Brad Furman (The Lincoln Lawyer) is in talks to helm a still untitled new effort,  from a script by Matt Aldrich (Cleaner).  Scott Steindorf, who collaborated with Furman on The Lincoln Lawyer, will produce the film along with his Stone Village teammates Dylan Russell and Scott LaStaiti.

“This is the Latino Godfather. We’re showing the story of his family, the structure of his enterprise, his rise—the man had the largest criminal organization in the world. In the end, it was a war between Colombia and one man,” said Steindorf.