Inspired by an episode in the life of the kingpin of the Medellin cartel, the movie will have a $25.6 million dollar budget, the source indicated.
The film, which will be co-produced by the firms Chapter 2, Pathé and Studio 37, “will follow the fate of a young surfer who falls in love with Pablo Escobar's niece.”
The youth “will live in intimate proximity” to whom was the most powerful man in the Colombian mafia until his death in Medellín, in December of 1993.
The movie was written by the Italian actor Andrea di Stefano, who will also be the director.
This will be the first time that Di Stefano, who was born in Rome in 1972 and left for New York to study at the Actor's Studio, will go behind the cameras, said the French magazine.