Clive Owen is heading to Colombia.
The “Children of Men” star is attached to “Cartagena,” which centres on an undercover agent who gets caught in a complex plot and must elude drug dealers and international agents if he hopes to survive. The project is named for a city on Colombia’s northern coast that has a colourful history featuring wars, robust economic activity and tourist development.
The project is being developed by entrepreneur Mark Cuban’s 2929 Prods. The script will be written by Michael Ross, who previously penned the horror picture “Turistas.”
Colombia, a hotbed of political intrigue and violent drug wars, has become fertile cinematic ground. Warner Bros. and Sony this year acquired projects about the rescue of 15 hostages from the rebel FARC group, a controversial Marxist organisation that U.S. authorities have said has ties to drug cartels.
Owen stars in Tom Tykwer’s upcoming global-arms thriller “The International,” and Scott Hicks’ single-parent drama “The Boys Are Back,” which Miramax will release.
Source: Reuters/Hollywood Reporter