By Nigel M Smith | Indiewire February 11, 2014 at 12:13PM
RADiUS-TWC has acquired North American rights to "Paradise Lost," starring Benicio Del Toro as notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar. The film co-stars Josh Hutcherson, Brady Corbet and newcomer Claudia Traisac, and was directed by first-time feature filmmaker Andrea Di Stefano. The company plans to open it this year.
Here's the synopsis per RADiUS:
Young surfer Nick (Hutcherson) thinks all his dreams have come true when he goes to visit his brother in Colombia. Against an idyllic backdrop of blue lagoons and white beaches, he falls madly in love with Maria (Traisac) a beautiful Colombian girl. Everything seems perfect until he meets her uncle, Pablo Escobar (Del Toro).
"We have been tracking this project for months and could not be more energized by Benicio's outstanding performance and the star making turn by Claudia Traisac," RADiUS co-presidents Tom Quinn and Jason Janego said in a statement. "Di Stefano has delivered the goods and we feel privileged to be working alongside him on this fantastic film."