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WATCH: Benicio Del Toro’s Pablo Escobar Terrorizes Josh Hutcherson In Trailer for ‘Paradise Lost’

Thompson on Hollywood By Nick Newman | Thompson on Hollywood July 15, 2014 at 2:18PM

Temporarily fulfilling my hopes of seeing a real-life monster terrorize characters from “The Hunger Games,” a first teaser for the Benicio Del Toro- and Josh Hutcherson-led “Paradise Lost” sees that franchise star get some ominous tones from Pablo Escobar.
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Benicio Del Toro as Pablo Escobar in "Paradise Lost."
Benicio Del Toro as Pablo Escobar in "Paradise Lost."

Partially fulfilling my hopes of seeing a real-life monster terrorize characters from “The Hunger Games,” a first teaser for the Benicio Del Toro- and Josh Hutcherson-led “Paradise Lost” sees that franchise star get some ominous vibes from Pablo Escobar. After all, we're dealing with one of Colombia's greatest monsters.

Actor Andrea Di Stefano makes his feature writing-directing debut on the title. American surfer Nick (Hutcherson) gets caught up with the legendary drug kingpin after starting a romantic relationship with his niece (Claudia Traisac). And to think — he was just giving his brother (Brady Corbet) a visit! RADiUS-TWC have rights to “Paradise Lost” and are expected to release it this year.

You won’t escape from Pablo Escobar, but you can watch the preview below:


This article is related to: Paradise Lost, Josh Hutcherson


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.