February 22, 2011

David O'Russell Might Direct Cocaine Cowboys

ThePlaylist reports that David O'Russell (Fighter, Uncharted) could end up directing the long in development film Cocaine Cowboys. Mark Wahlberg has been producing the project for years and could star.  Leonardo DiCaprio was previously rumored to be involved with the project but nothing was confirmed. I'd love to see DiCaprio and Wahlberg in the leads.

The true life story inspired both Miami Vice and Scarface. "In the 1980s, ruthless Colombian cocaine barons invaded Miami with a brand of violence unseen in this country since Prohibition-era Chicago - and it put the city on the map. "Cocaine Cowboys" is the true story of how Miami became the drug, murder and cash capital of the United States, told by the people who made it all happen." The film will focus on the infamous American drug trafficers Jon Roberts and Micky Munday. Peter Berg (Hancock) had been attached previously to direct but has focused on Battleship instead.

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