Don Cheadle "Marches" On
Wed, 23 Jul 2008 11:59:31
Don Cheadle will star in and produce Marching Powder, a drama about British drug trafficker Thomas McFadden and his misdeeds in South America. Cheadle has been eyeing the film for quite some time. Jose Padilha has signed on to direct the flick.
The film will be based on the memoir Marching Powder: A True Story of Friendship, Cocaine and South America's Strangest Jail, written by McFadden. Cheadle will play McFadden, who was arrested in Bolivia and incarcerated in the the corrupt La Paz San Pedro prison, where he became a tour guide. Cheadle's Crescendo Productions will co-produce alongside Plan B, the shingle owned and operated by Brad Pitt.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff