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New TIFF Pics: Benico del Toro & Josh Hutcherson In ‘Escobar: Paradise Lost’

  • By Edward Davis
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  • August 12, 2014 11:09 AM
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Paradise Lost,
The story of Columbian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar has long fascinated Hollywood. But aside from "Medellin," the Vincent Chase (Adrian Grenier) starring epic from "Entourage," the character has eluded Tinseltown thus far. But it’s certainly not for a lack of trying. Javier Bardem and Christian Bale were attached to a Joe Carnahan version of “Killing Pablo” back in 2003. That version eventually fell apart and as recently as 2012, Carnahan said he would make it his next movie with Edgar Ramirez likely in the lead role. That production fell through (Carnahan made “Stretch” next), but a completely different Pablo Escobar movie, “Escobar: Paradise Lost” has now been made, likely putting paid to Carnahan’s version.

TIFF 2014 Adds 'The Cobbler,' 'Madame Bovary,' 'Sils Maria,' 'The Forger' And Many More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 12, 2014 10:53 AM
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The Cobbler
Get ready Toronto…Adam Sandler is coming to town. The Toronto International Film Festival unveiled a huge batch of new films for it slate today, and anyone doubting the strength of the lineup this year will quickly be silenced.

Watch: First Teaser Trailer For 'Paradise Lost' Featuring Benicio Del Toro As Pablo Escobar

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 15, 2014 12:12 PM
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Meeting the family of your boyfriend or girlfriend can always be a bit nerve-wracking. You want to make a good impression and you hope that they like you too, so you try and put on your best face and best foot forward. However, in "Paradise Lost," meeting the family is taken to a whole new level...

Kronos Quartet Joins Clint Mansell To Score 'Noah' & Max Richter To Tune Up 'Paradise Lost'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • January 27, 2014 11:22 AM
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Kronos Quartet
Despite the likes of Trent Reznor and Arcade Fire getting into the film scoring game, many film composers are often classically trained and more than a few have migrated from the contemporary/modern classical field. One of the most famous working in that field is Kronos Quartet and while they haven’t performed or composed a soundtrack in quite some time, it appears that they’ve heard the siren call of the silver screen.

Brady Corbet Joins Benicio Del Toro & Josh Hutcherson In Pablo Escobar Drama 'Paradise Lost'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 25, 2013 3:27 PM
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Given that he starred in the disastrous "Thunderbirds," it's pleasing (but perhaps not that surprising) that Brady Corbet has grown up to be one of the more uncompromising actors of his generation. There's been the occasional "Law & Order" or "24" on the CV, but for the last few years, Corbet's stuck closer to films more like "Thirteen" and "Mysterious Skin," in which he made his name.

Josh Hutcherson Joins Pablo Escobar Movie 'Paradise Lost' With Benicio Del Toro

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • December 18, 2012 2:18 PM
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Is Josh Hutcherson the new Vincent Chase? The young actor, who has recently transitioned successfully to adult roles with strong showings in “The Kids Are All Right,” “The Hunger Games” and “Detention” among others, looks set to star in the upcoming Pablo Escobar film “Paradise Lost.” Fans of “Entourage” (yes, that show had fans) will remember that in the series their Pablo Escobar movie “Medellin” was an absolute clusterfuck, so fingers crossed for J-Hutch that this version doesn’t go the same way.

Exclusive: Jason Baldwin Of The West Memphis Three Evaluates His Public Perception In Clip From 'Paradise Lost'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • November 20, 2012 1:45 PM
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If you don't know the story of the West Memphis Three, a trio of men who were wrongly convicted of murdering three young children, back when the defendants were still teenagers, it's one of the most compelling true crime tales in recent memory. And thankfully, documentarians Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky have been there for the whole ordeal, completing three riveting documentaries on the subject called "Paradise Lost," the last of which, "Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory," captured the sort-of happy ending for the three convicts. The movies have just been compiled into a deluxe DVD box set which hit stores earlier this month, and now we can bring you an exclusive clip from the set.

Benicio Del Toro To Play Pablo Escobar In 'Paradise Lost'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 14, 2012 1:23 PM
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There are few criminals that have captivated Hollywood quite like Pablo Escobar. Those "Entourage" dudes had a whole arc about making a movie about the crime lord, while folks like Oliver Stone, Antoine Fuqua, Brad Furman and Joe Carnahan have all been attached/tried to mount features over the years (the latter told us he still wants to get "Killing Pablo" off the ground). But if this bit of news plays out, it looks like some European filmmakers will get the jump with a pretty envious actor in the lead. Though it should be noted -- this is not a biopic, exactly.

Spinning 'Cloud Atlas': 5 Unfilmable Novels That Became Movies & 5 More On The Way

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • October 26, 2012 12:31 PM
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While it was a worldwide success, and displays some bold and ambitious storytelling that could look amazing on screen, it always seemed that there was little chance of David Mitchell's best-seller "Cloud Atlas" ever making it to screens. Indeed, Mitchell himself told the New Yorker recently, "As I was writing 'Cloud Atlas,' I thought, 'It's a shame this is unfilmable.' "

Benjamin Walker Talks 'Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight,' Discusses The Wushu Aspects Of The Aborted 'Paradise Lost' Adaptation

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • June 19, 2012 10:17 AM
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One of the crucial aspects of this Friday's "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" was seeing a fresh face in the lead role, allowing him to become the bloodsucker-loathing President. However, the anonymity of Benjamin Walker, who stars as the axe-swinging badass, isn't expected to last, with the thesp involved in a number of high-profile projects.

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