SERENA / 2014
Role: Serena || Status: finished
In Depression-era North Carolina, the future of George Pemberton's timber empire becomes complicated when it is learned that his wife, Serena, cannot bear children.
PARADISE LOST / 2014
Role: Nick || Status: post-production
In Colombia, a young surfer meets the woman of his dreams - and then he meets her uncle, Pablo Escobar.
MOCKINGJAY PT.1/2 / 2014-2015
Roles: Katniss Everdenn / Peeta Mellark || Status: post-production
Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark become targets of the Capitol after their victory in the 74th Hunger Games sparks a rebellion in the Districts of Panem.
Italian actor Andrea Di Stefano’s directorial debut is a melodrama about notorious Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar
A fresh dramatic perspective breathes some welcome new life into the modern drug trade genre in Escobar: Paradise Lost. This ambitious directorial debut by Italian actor Andrea Di Stefanotakes some helpful hints from The Godfather in concentrating on the family circle around a notorious criminal figure, making possible a multi-dimensional view of the notorious Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar which is further aided by a full-bodied performance from Benicio del Toro.
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“Hutcherson imbues the character with a believability that transcends the script’s limitations. The actor’s supporting gig in the “Hunger Game” movies hasn’t provided him with sufficient material to show his range, but “Escobar” gives him with another shot, following noteworthy turns in “The Kids Are Alright” and “Detention.” His roles in those movies bear little resemblance to the wide-eyed survivor on display here.”
Colombia’s most famous drug lord gets second-billing in this tense story of a young man struggling to escape the cartel’s reign of power.
The legacy of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar, who reached the height of his cocaine-smuggling power in the eighties running a multimillion dollar cartel operation, is obvious fodder for the movies. Though Escobar surrendered to authorities in 1991, escaped a year later and was killed in a firefight shortly afterward, his luxurious career provides many access points, as demonstrated by the recent spate of Escobar projects: In addition to a 2012 Colombian mini-series, contemporary efforts to explore Escobar’s life include the upcoming production of the black list screenplay “The Ballad of Pablo Escobar,” starring John Leguizamo in the title role, and the tense, well-acted “Escobar: Paradise Lost,” which features Benicio Del Toro.