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‘Narcos’ star Wagner Moura to lead in Brian De Palma’s next

The film's story is based on two real-life murder cases.

Los Angeles: Brazilian actor Wagner Moura, best known for playing Pablo Escobar in Netflix’s Narcos, has been cast as the lead in Brian De Palma’s Sweet Vengeance.

The Hollywood Reporter, stated the film will be produced by Rodrigo Teixeira’s RT Features and is in pre-production at present. It will begin shooting in early 2019 in Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay. De Palma had earlier said that it’s story is based on two real-life murder cases.

The filmmaker also has thriller Domino in the pipeline, and had recently announced a horror film based on the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment cases, titled Predator.

Moura, 42, had apparently declined a part in Wonder Woman 2, due to scheduling clashes with his own directorial debut Marighella. The film is a biopic about Carlos Marighella, a politician, poet and guerrilla member who was assassinated in 1969 by Brazil’s military coup dictatorship.

(With inputs from IANS)

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