Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Sean Penn In Talks For Cartel

Variety reports Sean Penn is in talks to star in "Cartel," a drama for Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment. To be directed by Asger Leth with Brian Grazer producing.

Scripted by Peter Craig, the mission movie will follow Ed Marker as he journeys to protect his son after his wife is brutally murdered in the gritty world of Mexican cartels. The drama took root at Imagine as a remake of 1993 Italian film "La scorta," which followed four cops' struggle to guard a special prosecutor trying to bring mob bosses to justice. It evolved into an action vehicle for Penn.