Bardem and Bale join Carnahan for Escobar flick

Variety reports that director Joe Carnahan is making a movie based on Mark Bowden’s book, Killing Pablo: The Hunt for the World’s Greatest Outlaw.

Javier Bardem will play drug lord Pablo Escobar, and Christian Bale is in talks to play Major Steve Jacoby, the Delta Force commander tasked with tracking him down.

Yari Film Group, which released one of my favorite movies, The Illusionist, will produce.

I’m a big fan of Joe Carnahan — Narc was awesome — and Bale can do no wrong. This should be good.