Cannes attendees celebrated the announcement of Luc Besson’s latest film Escobar starring Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz at a private cocktail party at Nikki Beach.
Escobar details the love story between Virginia Vallejo and drug dealer Pablo Escobar and was announced at the 69th festival de Cannes. Industry elite and international press gathered at Nikki Beach to unwind and relax and discuss their reaction to the news.
Based on Virginia Vallejo’s 2008 best-selling Spanish-language memoir Loving Pablo, Hating Escobar, Fernando Leon de Aranoa (A Perfect Day, Mondays in the Sun, Familia) will write and direct the biopic of the Colombian drug lord. Producers are Dean Nichols, Bardem and EuropaCorp CEO Christophe Lambert. Jere Hausfater, Dany Boon and Todd Nichols will serve as executive producers.
Javier Bardem and Luc Besson were on hand to mingle with guests and discuss the much-anticipated film.