Los Angeles: Brazilian actor Wagner Moura, best known for playing drug lord Pablo Escobar in Netflix's 'Narcos', has been cast as the lead in Brian De Palma's Sweet Vengeance.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film will be produced by Rodrigo Teixeira's RT Features and is in pre-production at present. It will begin shooting in early 2019 in Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay.
De Palma had earlier said that the film's story is based on two real-life murder cases.
The filmmaker also has thriller Domino in the pipeline. He had recently announced a horror movie based on the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment cases, titled Predator.
Moura, 42, had apparently declined a part in Wonder Woman 2, due to scheduling clashes with his own directorial debut Marighella.
The film is a biopic about the late Carlos Marighella, a politician, poet and guerrilla member who was assassinated in 1969 by Brazil's military coup dictatorship.