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    Wed, 11 Mar 2009 12:12:26

    Sean Penn Cozies Up to Cartel - In discussions for Universal drama

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    Sean Penn continues to pick up more roles in the wake of his recent Best Actor Oscar win. The actor is currently in the negotiaton phases and is considering taking a role in Universal's forthcoming drama Cartel.

    The film began as a remake of a 1993 Italian film called La Scorta, which featured cops who tried to prosecute mob bosses. The plot has evolved to center on a character named Ed Marker who embarks on a mission to protect his son after his wife is murdered in the seedy underbelly of Mexican cartels. Asger Leth will direct the film, his feature debut. He last directed the 2006 documentary Ghosts of Cite Soleil.

    Imagine Entertainment will produce the film and is hoping for a summer start date, which will be locked in once Penn fully committs.

    —The ARTISTdirect Staff

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