Miracle lays out coin to make a ‘Killing’

Nava attached to direct, produce with topliner Banderas

Newly reconfigured Miracle Entertainment will pay close to seven figures for screen rights to the just-published Mark Bowden book “Killing Pablo: The Hunt for the World’s Greatest Outlaw,” which chronicles the hunt for Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar.

Gregory Nava is attached to direct and will produce with Antonio Banderas, who is set to play the Colombian police chief who brought down Escobar with the help of an elite U.S. special forces team.

Miracle president Jason Zelin will also produce with Nava and Darlene Caamano through his El Norte Prods. banner and Banderas with Diane Sillan Isaacs and Lourdes Diaz through his Green Moon Prods.

— Michael Fleming and Dana Harris

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