Pinkett Smith was in Colombia Sunday to Tuesday to meet Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, a film buff, the minister of culture and other film orgs.
Michael and Jeff Zimbalist (“The Two Escobars”) of All Rise Films will co-helm and co-produce the pic from their own script. Set in Santa Marta, Colombia, Pinkett Smith plays a reporter investigating the events that follow the murder of an employee of a multinational corp.
Jhonny Hendrix’s Antorcha Films of Colombia and L.A.-based Nick Spicer’s XYZ Films, who have been developing the $3.5 million drama based on true events, will co-produce. Miguel Melendez will co-produce for Overbrook Entertainment.
Casting for U.S. and Colombian thesps is under way with principal photography slated for the fall.