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Peter Sarsgaard will play Neymar, a DEA agent on a mission to bring down the drug lord in the upcoming movie. — AFP picPeter Sarsgaard will play Neymar, a DEA agent on a mission to bring down the drug lord in the upcoming movie. — AFP picLOS ANGELES, Oct 19 — Peter Sarsgaard has been confirmed to be joining the cast of Escobar alongside Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz reports Variety.

Based on the true story of Pablo Escobar, to be played by Bardem, Sarsgaard will play Neymar, a DEA agent on a mission to bring down the drug lord.

Cruz will star as glamorous journalist Virginia Vallejo, who embarks on an affair with the notorious criminal.

Spanish filmmaker Fernando Leon De Aranoa is writing and directing the movie with production due to start next month.

After his most recent role in The Magnificent Seven, Sarsgaard can next be seen as Robert Kennedy in the Natalie Portman film Jackie, out on December 2, 2016. — AFP-Relaxnews

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