Here’s a first look at actor Benicio del Toro who plays Pablo Escobar in the upcoming film Paradise Lost from the first time director Andrea Di Stefano. The movie isn’t quite an Escobar biopic and we also have a little video from the set of this romantic drama to focus on Josh Hutcherson.
Despite the video is being dubbed in French you can get an idea from the visuals to tell the story of a ‘young surfer Nick (Hutcherson) who thinks all his dreams have come true when he goes to visit his brother in Columbia. Against an idyllic backdrop of blue lagoons and white beaches he falls madly in love with a beautiful Colombian girl called Maria. It all seems perfect until he meets her uncle, one Pablo Escobar.’
Check out the image and video below.
The actor-turned-director Stefano compared his movie to Last King of Scotland, but one could just as easily take the premise for Paradise Lost as it fits into a bizarre-sounding sitcom.
The film co-stars Carlos Bardem, Brady Corbet, Ana Girardot, and Claudia Traisac.
Paradise Lost is currently in post-production so it might be some time until we see a trailer.
The film is set to be released next year.