Clive Owen To Star in Film About Colombian Drug Cartels

British heart-throb Clive Owen might want to start brushing up on his Spanish skills. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the Children of Men actor has signed on to star in Cartagena, a new film being bank rolled by Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban about the Colombian drug cartels.

Owen will play an undercover agent who gets caught up in a complex situation between the drug dealers and the international agents trying to bring them down. The film takes it name from the city of Cartagena located on the northern coast of the Colombia which has received notoriety due to its colorful history.

Hollywood seems to have taken notice of Colombia as of late. Both Warner Bros. and Sony have acquired projects about Ingrid Betancourt’s daring rescue earlier this year. A country blessed with natural beauty, Colombia has also historically been a hotbed of political and social controversy.

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I'm a raging opinionista and I love to share my ramblings on everything from pop culture to food to stuff that makes me laugh & cry! I've worked in all types of media (TV, film, print) and was previously the online editor at Latina magazine before joining Mamás Latinas. On most nights you can find me working my way through my library of cookbooks or playing with my puppy Lola (my only child so far). I have a wonderful hubby who shares my passion for any and all kinds of travel. Together, we've formed a semi-professional wine drinking team.

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