Benicio del Toro is ‘Pablo Escobar’


Though several films featuring drug cartel mastermind Pablo Escobar have been gestating for years, a more unique feature utilizing the real life criminal is getting off the ground first. Paradise Lost takes an interesting angle on Escobar (played by Benicio del Toro), using him as a tangential figure to the main story. The plot surrounds Nick (Josh Hutcherson), a surfer who visits his brother in Colombia and falls in love with a gorgeous local girl named Maria. But the couple’s romance is disrupted when Nick discovers that Pablo Escobar is Maria’s uncle. Now we have our first look at del Toro as Escobar, and it’s perfect.