Josh Brolin would have taken on the lead role

'Cartel' Canceled

on April 07, 2010
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Source: Deadline New York

Cartel, a new drama about a man protecting his son from Mexican drug lords, has been stopped by Universal five weeks before it was going to begin production. Asger Leth (Ghosts of Cité Soleil) was set to direct. It hasn't exactly been smoothing sailing for the project considering that Brolin replaced Sean Penn, who dropped out for personal reasons. 

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Universal suffered through several major duds in 2009, and they aren't fairing much better in 2010. Green Zone and Repo Men both failed to catch on at the box office.

Tags: Josh Brolin, Cartel, Universal, Asger Leth
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