Josh Hutcherson vs. Benicio del Toro: who would you put your money on?
The “Hunger Games” star takes on cocaine trafficker Pablo Escobar (Del Toro) in the new trailer for “Escobar: Paradise Lost,” which recently screened at the Telluride Film Festival before moving on to its official “World Premiere” later this month in Toronto.
Set in the 1980s (and purportedly “based on a true story”), the film sees Hutcherson playing a young American surfer who falls in love with a Colombian woman (Claudia Traisac) while setting up a surf retreat in the South American country – only to discover that her uncle is none other than Escobar, the notorious drug lord who rose to the height of power during his reign as the “King of Cocaine.”
And then…well, things get pretty bad, it looks like.
Check out the trailer below, then let us know what you think in the comments.
“Escobar: Paradise Lost” hits limited theaters on November 26.