American Desperado

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Status: Development As of December 14, 2012

Development: Story selection and rights acquired; idea being crafted into usable script; financing and casting attachments sought; aiming for 'greenlight'. The Departed scribe William Monahan to rewrite the script. Producer Mark Wahlberg (who will also star) has been developing the film since 2008.

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TBA | Crime Drama

In the early 70's, Jon Roberts, an injured Vietnam veteran by the age of 20, ends up involved in gangland takeovers of NYC nightclubs. He goes to Miami where he deals billions of dollars of cocaine fo... more

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Mark Wahlberg
Jon Roberts
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Screenwriter

Evan Wright
Andrea Berloff
William Monahan

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Storyline

In the early 70's, Jon Roberts, an injured Vietnam veteran by the age of 20, ends up involved in gangland takeovers of NYC nightclubs. He goes to Miami where he deals billions of dollars of cocaine for the Medellin drug cartel and ultimately spends 10 years in prison.

Trivia & Production Notes

  • Based on the book "American Desperado: My Life -- From Mafia Soldier to Cocaine Cowboy to Secret Government Asset" by Evan Wright & Jon Roberts.
Also Known As
  • Cocaine Cowboy

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