Brad Furman To Direct Escobar Biopic

Brad Furman (“The Lincoln Lawyer”) has signed on to direct an untitled biopic about Columbian drug lord Pablo Escobar for Stone Village Pictures says The Hollywood Reporter.

Described as a Latino Godfather, the story explores the man’s rise to become the head of the largest criminal organization in the world. Matthew Aldrich will pen the screenplay while Scott Steindorff will produce.

Various attempts have been made to adapt his story before, most notably both an Oliver Stone-directed biopic and an adaptation of Mark Bowden’s novel “Killing Pablo”.