Movie News

Chiwetel Ejiofor making some Marching Powder

Chiwetel Ejiofor making some Marching Powder
Ashleigh Davies

New Regency and Chiwetel Ejiofor are set to team up again to bring Rusty Young and Thomas McFadden’s nonfiction prison novel to the silver screen.
After producing Ejiofor’s “12 Years a Slave”, New Regency is looking to develop “Marching Powder: A True Story of Friendship, Cocaine, and South America’s Strangest Jail” as a staring vehicle for the Oscar nominated actor.
The book centres on the true story of, as the title suggests, one of South America’s strangest prisons.
San Pedro prison saw inmates buy cells off real estate agents with corrupt politicians and drug lords living in luxury apartments. Families lived inside the jail with their convicted husbands and fathers and there were shops, restaurants and drug labs.
Ejiofor will play Englishman McFadden who ran tours inside the Bolivian prison following his drug trafficking conviction. Young, an Australia journalist, was backing packing in South America when he heard of the life McFadden led in the prison and bribed his way into sharing a cell with the tour guide. Their novel tells the story of life inside the jail.
Jerry Kalajian will produce.

Share this story!Share on FacebookShare on TumblrShare on StumbleUponTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someoneShare on Google+Pin on PinterestDigg thisBuffer this pagePrint this pageShare on LinkedIn
(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Movie News
Ashleigh Davies

Ashleigh is an editor and one of the day-to-day managers of Moviehole. She is also a film and entertainment publicist for a large global PR and talent firm.

More in Movie News

heroes

Greg Grunberg returns for Heroes Reborn

Ashleigh DaviesMay 22, 2015
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 18: Melissa Benoist attends the "Glee" 100th Episode Celebration held at Chateau Marmont on March 18, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)

Melissa Benoist joins Lowriders

Ashleigh DaviesMay 22, 2015
mxxl

Abs are out on new Magic Mike XXL poster

Ashleigh DaviesMay 22, 2015
world-war-z04

World War Z 2 will open June 2017

Ashleigh DaviesMay 22, 2015
reese-witherspoon-1024

Reese Witherspoon is Disney’s Tinker Bell

Ashleigh DaviesMay 22, 2015
DOPE

Trailer: Dope

Ashleigh DaviesMay 21, 2015
ShaunTheSheepMovie_DomTeaser - Copy

Trailer & Poster: Shaun The Sheep Movie

Ashleigh DaviesMay 21, 2015
bluedog

Brown, Jarratt, Isaacs lead Red Dog prequel

Caffeinated ClintMay 21, 2015
peggtrek

NextStar Trek won’t be very Star Trek-y

Caffeinated ClintMay 21, 2015