Taylor Kitsch and Aaron Johnson star as Laguna Beach marijuana kingpins forced to work for a Mexican drug cartel after it kidnaps their free-spirited girlfriend, played by Blake Lively.
Bichir is in talks to play Alex, a two-timing attorney who works for Salma Hayek’s cartel, which boasts Benicio Del Toro as its primary enforcer.
“Pulp Fiction” thesps John Travolta and Uma Thurman co-star alongside Emile Hirsch.
Stone revised the script by Shane Salerno and Don Winslow, the author of the bestselling novel who just inked a deal with publisher Simon & Schuster to write a prequel.
Universal is slated to start production on “Savages” on July 6.
While bigscreen auds may know Bichir for playing Fidel Castro in Steven Soderbergh’s two-part epic “Che,” thesp is best known for playing Mary-Louise Parker’s mayoral love interest on Showtime’s “Weeds.” He next stars as a Mexican gardener in Chris Weitz’s drama “A Better Life,” which Summit Entertainment opens June 24.
Bichir is repped by Paradigm and manager Sekka Scher.