Status: Development As of March 5, 2013
Development: Story selection and rights acquired; idea being crafted into usable script; financing and casting attachments sought; aiming for 'greenlight'. Relativity Media has acquired rights to script with Spanish helmer Enrique Urbizu attached to direct.
As head of the Medellin drug cartel, Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar amasses billions in ill-gotten gains and is responsible for numerous murders and even escapes a high-security prison. He becom... more
Release DateU.S.Silver or Lead will be released on
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As head of the Medellin drug cartel, Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar amasses billions in ill-gotten gains and is responsible for numerous murders and even escapes a high-security prison. He becomes an enemy of the U.S. and Colombian governments, though because of philanthropic efforts becomes a hero to many ordinary Colombians. He is killed in 1993 by a Colombian strike team after an elaborate manhunt.
verbatim plot from latimesblogs.latimes.com
Trivia & Production Notes
- Simon Strong's tome "Whitewash: Pablo Escobar and the Cocaine Wars" provided source material for the film.
- The film's title comes from an oft-used phrase from Escobar, "Plato o Plomo".
- "The story of Pablo Escobar has been one of Hollywood's hottest properties for many years," producer Mark Canton said in a statement. "I've been interested in making an Escobar film since my days at Sony, but never had a project that approached the story from an angle that I felt worked. This one does, with an exciting screenplay whose structure is reminiscent of The Untouchables."