First Pictures of Benicio del Toro in ‘Escobar – Paradise Lost’ with Josh Hutcherson


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Benicio del Toro in Escobar – Paradise Lost

There have been several attempts recently to get a film centered on drug lord Pablo Escobar off the ground, the one the most frequently comes to mind was Joe Carnahan‘s attempt which had Javier Bardem in the lead and Christian Bale co-starring, but that film was not to be and neither was Antoine Fuqua‘s (more on that Escobar – Paradise Lost with Benicio del Toro in the title role, but it’s not exactly what you might think.

The film follows a surfer named Nick (Josh Hutcherson) who thinks all his dreams have come true when he visits his brother in Colombia and, against an idyllic backdrop of blue lagoons and white beaches, falls madly in love with Maria, a beautiful Colombian girl (Claudia Traisac). Things, of course, go awry when he meets her uncle, Pablo Escobar.

Paradise Lost is considered a romantic thriller so I don’t quite know where all this is going to go and we’ll have to wait for a trailer before we know much more. However, for now, I have a few pictures for you to check out. Maybe you can get an idea of how things will progress looking at these.