Bardem, Cruz Star In Escobar Biopic

EuropaCorp has announced that Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz are set to star in “Escobar,” a new biopic about Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar which it will finance and produce with Pinguin Films and Dean Nichols Productions.

Based on Virginia Vallejo’s 2008 best-selling Spanish-language memoir “Loving Pablo, Hating Escobar,” Fernando Leon de Aranoa will pen and direct the story which will follow the rise of Escobar on his way to become one of the most powerful drug lords of all time.

Dean Nichols, Christophe Lambert and Bardem will produce. Filming aims to begin later this year.

Source: THR