As notoriously elusive as Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar was to his pursuers, his story has just as stubbornly eluded the big screen. Two films based on his life – one helmed by Oliver Stone, the other by Joe Carnahan – have been set up, only to stall out in pre-production and be placed in turnaround. Brad Furman is hoping the third time’s a charm. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Lincoln Lawyer helmer has signed on to direct a new, as-yet-untitled Escobar biopic based on a script from Matt Aldrich. Scott Steindorff will produce under his Stone Village Pictures banner. Steindorff calls the project “The Latino Godfather,” a label I suspect Scarface might take issue with.
Vincent Chase is in talks to star.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter