John Leguizamo Drops $15,000 To Land Coveted Role

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John Leguizamo has landed the role he’s been waiting his whole life to play: that of notorious drug kingpin Pablo Escobar.

Leguizamo actually spent thousands of dollars of his own money in order to create a screen test with makeup artists who transformed him into Escobar. The efforts paid off, because he won the role over stars like Oscar Isaac to Benecio Del Toro, and with the help of a bit of prosthetics, he became the Columbian drug lord to an unsettling degree.

The film, titled “King Of Cocaine”, is directed by Brad Furman (“The Lincoln Lawyer”) and will begin shooting in Columbia in January.

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John Leguizamo Drops $15,000 To Land Coveted Role
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