Actor Peter Sarsgaard will join Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz in the upcoming film “Escobar” — based on the life of Colombian druglord Pablo Escobar Gaviria.
Fernando Leon De Aranoa is writing and directing the movie, reports variety.com.
The film is based on the true story of Escobar Gaviria, who killed thousands, made billions, and had an unlikely love affair with his polar opposite, a glamorous television host named Virginia Vallejo.
Sarsgaard will play Neymar, a DEA agent on the hunt to bring down Escobar.
The film will go on the floors next month.