Here’s our first look at Benicio Del Toro as Pablo Escobar in Andrea di Stefano’s Paradise Lost. In Colombia, a young surfer meets the woman of his dreams – and then he meets her uncle, Pablo Escobar. While the logline makes it seem like a comedy, Stefano has already likened Paradise Lost to The Last King of Scotland so it looks we’re in for a very serious drama.
“Young surfer Nick 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.” Image via Pathe.