Paradise Lost looks to tell the classic story of boy meets girl, boy falls in love with girl… boy discovers girl’s uncle is famed Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar?
In the first trailer for the film, Josh Hutcherson’s character, surfer Nick Brady, goes on a trip with his brother to Colombia, only to fall in love with Claudia Traisac’s Maria. As the two grow closer, however, Maria introduces Nick to her uncle, Escobar, played by Benicio del Toro. Nick becomes embroiled in the drug lord’s cartel after seeing how the poor view Escobar as their Robin Hood. But, as the trailer shows, the dangers of moving such large amounts of cocaine could cost Nick his life.
Paradise Lost arrives in theaters on Nov. 26, but Toronto Film Festival attendees can see the film at three screenings beginning on Sept. 11.