Benicio del Toro will start filming in March “Paradise Lost” in Panama
International star Benicio del Toro and newcomer Josh Hutcherson are to star in Italian actor Andrea Di Stefano‘s directorial debut, Paradise Lost. These media-friendly American actors’ participation in the project was revealed by its French production company Chapter 2.
Written by the recent filmmaker, the screenplay is to follow Nick (Josh Hutcherson), a young Irish surfer who thinks that all his dreams have come true when he goes to visit his brother in Colombia. In an idyllic setting of blue lagoons and white sand beaches, he falls madly in love with a young Colombian called Maria. Everything seems perfect until he meets her uncle, a man named Pablo Escobar (Benicio del Toro)…
Born in 1949, Pablo Escobar was a famous Colombian cocaine trafficker who headed the Medellin Cartel. He died in 1993 after a large scale manhunt to find him.
Produced by Dimitri Rassam for Chapter 2, Paradise Lost, whose last 11 weeks of filming are to start next March in Panama, is co-produced by Studio 37 and Pathé (also to handle the film’s distribution in France and international sales).
Chapter 2, who has only recently emerged from the public success of Matthieu Delaporte and Alexandre de la Patellière’s comedy Le Prénom [trailer], is in full expansion with the following titles in post-production: Julien Leclercq’s thriller The Informant (with Gilles Lellouche, Tahar Rahim, and Ricardo Scamarcio in the cast), Patrick Mille’s Mauvaise fille (due out in France on December 28), and Nicolas Bary’s The Scapegoat (based on the novel by Daniel Pennac and starring Bérénice Bejo and Raphaël Personnaz).
Source: (Translated from French) by Cineuropa
Entry filed under: INDUSTRY NEWS, LATAM FILM. Tags: Benicio del Toro will start filming in March in Panama "Paradise Lost", latam cinema, Latam film, Panama cinema, Panama film comission, Panama filming.