It looks like Benicio del Toro’s Paradise Lost will be found in Panama…
As previously reported, the 46-year-old Puerto Rican actor will be starring in Paradise Lost, a romance-thriller involving the niece of late Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar. And now official sources that the film will be shot in Panama.
The source didn’t go into detail about when the shooting would begin or at what precise locations, saying the production company has asked for “maximum discretion.”
But media outlets say some technical staff had begun arriving in Panama, while del Toro will be in the Central American country next week when filming starts in the western province of Chiriqui, which borders Costa Rica, and Cerro Azul, a mountainous area outside Panama City.
The film will be the directorial debut of Italy’s Andrea Di Stefano, who also wrote the screenplay.
Paradise Lost tells of the romance that develops between Pablo Escobar’s niece, Mary, and a surfer named Nick (Josh Hutcherson), who falls in love with the young woman during a trip to Colombia.