Vincent Chase Out, Javier Bardem In
Posted 10.02.07 by reelz
It looks as if those early reports from Cannes were true. Medelin is a mess. It's so bad, in fact, that director Billy Walsh's take starring Vincent Chase as Cartel leader Pablo Escobar will likely never see the light of day.
Variety reports today that the Yari film group has taken hold of the project, now renamed Killing Pablo and cast Javier Bardem (No Country For Old Men) as Escobar. Christian Bale will co-star as Major Steve Jacoby, a Delta Force Commander who lead the hunt for Escobar. Joe Carnahan (Narc) will direct.
So what does this news mean for Walsh and Chase? While Chase agent Ari Gold declined comment, Walsh unleashed a tirade of obscenities before the line was promptly disconnected. Time will tell.