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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.

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TBA | Crime Drama

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

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Producer

Mark Canton

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DIRECTOR

Enrique Urbizu

Screenwriter

Piers Ashworth

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Storyline

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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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."

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