Silver or Lead Movie

Silver or Lead movie production status is currently Development

March 5, 2013 • 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.

Who's Involved:

Mark Canton, Piers Ashworth, Enrique Urbizu

Release Date:

To Be Announced (TBA)

Rating: N/A

Runtime: N/A

Plot: What's the story about?

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.

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Cast: Who stars in it?

No cast available.

Crew: Who's making Silver or Lead

A look at the Silver or Lead behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's writer Piers Ashworth last wrote Burke and Hare and Goal! The Dream Begins.


Piers Ashworth


Mark Canton

Silver or Lead Trailers & Videos

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Production: What we know about Silver or Lead

Key Facts

  1. "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."
  2. The film's title comes from an oft-used phrase from Escobar, "Plato o Plomo".
  3. Simon Strong's tome "Whitewash: Pablo Escobar and the Cocaine Wars" provided source material for the film.

Filming Timeline

On or about March 5, 2013, the film was in Development status.

Relativity Media has acquired rights to script with Spanish helmer Enrique Urbizu attached to direct.

On or about November 4, 2011, the film was in Announced status.

Silver or Lead Release Date: When is it coming out?

Silver or Lead is coming out To Be Announced (TBA).

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