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Thursday 2 October 2014

Isaac punches in with Escobar role

Oscar Isaac will play Pablo Escobar on the big screen

Oscar Isaac is set to play Colombian drug lord and politician Pablo Escobar in Brad Furman's biopic.

The Guatemalan-born American star has apparently landed the lead role in the forthcoming film, reported Deadline.

Brad - who directed The Lincoln Lawyer - has been trying to develop the crime saga for some time.

The film, which has a script written by Matt Aldrich, is to tell the life story of the ruthless drug kingpin who rose to power in the mid-70s and the tale of his short-lived career in Colombian politics.

Oscar, who has racked up memorable performances in Drive, Sucker Punch, WE and The Bourne Legacy, will next play the title character in the Coen brothers' music-themed drama Inside Llewyn Davis.

He will also star in period drama Therese with Elizabeth Olsen and Tom Felton, and thriller The Two Faces Of January alongside Viggo Mortensen and Kirsten Dunst.

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