We previously reported that Benicio Del Toro would be playing Pablo Escobar in Andrea di Stefano’s Paradise Lost, which isn’t quite a Pablo Escobar biopic. The movie stars Josh Hutcherson as a “young surfer who visits his brother in Colombia and falls madly in love with a beautiful local girl called Maria” but finds out that her uncle is Escobar (cue sad trumpet). Stefano has compared Paradise Lost to The Last King of Scotland, and today we have the first image from the Stefano’s film along with some behind-the-scene video. The video is dubbed in French, but for non-French-speakers like myself, you can still get an idea from the visuals. I’m more interested in the tone because even though Stefano may compare his movie to Last King of Scotland, the premise for Paradise Lost sounds like it could just as easily fit into a wacky sitcom.
Hit the jump to check out the image and video. Filming on Paradise Lost recently wrapped.