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Relativity Acquires Pablo Escobar Script

March 5, 2013

Variety – Relativity Media has acquired rights to script “Silver or Lead,” the story of cocaine kingpin Pablo Escobar, as well as a number of life rights and a book associated with the tale.

Relativity will produce the pic with Atmosphere Entertainment MM. Spanish helmer Enrique Urbizu will direct from a screenplay by “Nostradamus” scribe Piers Ashworth. Michael Kane wrote the original draft.

Pic centers on the war between Escobar and General Hugo Martinez, whose life rights Relativity also acquired. Simon Strong’s tome “Whitewash: Pablo Escobar and the Cocaine Wars” — also scooped up by Relativity — provided source material for the film.

http://variety.com/2013/film/news/relativity-acquires-pablo-escobar-script-1200003658/

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