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Josh Hutcherson Cast in Pablo Escobar Drama PARADISE LOST

The Hunger Games star Josh Hutcherson is going to join Benicio del Toro in the Pablo Escobar drama Paradise Lost.

The movie is based on a true story that centers on Nick, a young Irish surfer who visits his brother in Colombia and while he's there he falls in love with a beautiful local girl named Maria. There's one catch to the relationship... Pablo Escobar is her uncle. Hutcherson will play the lead role of Nick. 

Life of Pi screenwriter Andrea di Stefano wrote the script for the film and will also be directing it as well. The movie is not a Pablo Escobar biopic, but it "will have a narrative structure in the vein of The Last King of Scotland, weaving Nick and Maria's romance with Nick's ambivalent and destructive relationship with Escobar."

Hutcherson will start working on the film once he's finished up with the second installment of The Hunger Games franchise, Catching Fire. 

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