Josh Brolin Replaces Sean Penn in Cartel
10.01.09 by REELZ
Variety reports that Josh Brolin has been selected to replace one of the roles vacated by Sean Penn when Penn unexpectedly went on hiatus for personal reasons.
Brolin will star in director Asger Leth's Cartel, which tells the story of a man living in the world of Mexican drug cartels. He must fight to protect his son after his wife is murdered. Production is scheduled to begin early next year in Mexico City.
The screenplay, which was penned by Peter Craig, is loosely based on the 1993 Italian flick La Scorta (The Escort), which involves a judge in a dangerous part of Sicily who takes a job trying to unravel a Mafia plot.
Cartel is scheduled for release sometime next year, although no specific date has been announced.