The First U.S. Trailer for ESCOBAR: PARADISE LOST Arrives

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RADiUS has pushed back their romantic thriller Escobar: Paradise Lost, starring Hunger GamesJosh Hutcherson alongside Benicio Del Toro as Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar.

It will now hit VOD next months and we get an all-new trailer basically showing the entire plot.

Co-starring Carlos Bardem, Brady Corbet, Ana Girardot, and Claudia Traisac, Paradise Lost arrives on iTunes on December 16th, and then hits limited theaters on January 16th, 2015.

Hit the jump to check out the first U.S. trailer for Andrea Di Stefano‘s upcoming directorial debut. The film premiered at the Telluride film Festival and played at TIFF, and received generally positive reviews.

Isn’t this basically just some sort of historical fan fiction? Moneyball and Argo come to mind. This is a fictional story that makes use of real people and any similarities to actual history should not be assumed.

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Told from the perspective of Nick (Josh Hutcherson), an innocent surfer from Canada, Escobar: Paradise Lost unfolds during the final years of Escobar’s reign. Nick and his brother Dylan (Brady Corbet) set up a modest surfing retreat near Medellin, where Nick meets the woman of his dreams, Maria (Claudia Traisac), who is busy campaigning for her politician uncle. That uncle turns out to be Pablo (Academy Award-winner Benicio del Toro), who invites Nick to a party at his “cottage,” a sprawling, Xanadu-like jungle fortress. When he hears of the trouble Nick and Dylan are having with some local thugs, Pablo vows to “take care of it.” The thugs turn up dead, and suddenly Nick finds himself immersed in a world of wild extravagance, corruption and bloodshed – one he will find nearly impossible to escape.