Evan Wright (“Generation Kill”) is set to pen the feature film “Cocaine Cowboys” for Paramount Pictures says The Hollywood Reporter.
The story follows Jon Roberts, an injured Vietnam vet by age 20 who ended up involved in gangland takeovers of New York City nightclubs in the early ’70s.
By the end of the decade, Roberts landed in Miami, dealt billions of dollars worth of coke for the Medellin drug cartel and ultimately spent 10 years in prison.
Mark Wahlberg and Peter Berg are attached to star in and direct respectively.
Billy Corben’s popular 2006 documentary of the same name dealt with some of Roberts’ history.