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'Narcos' star Wagner Moura cast in Brian De Palma's next

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

Brazilian Moura, best known for playing drug lord in Netflix's "Narcos", has been cast as the lead in Brian De Palma's ""

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the will be produced by Rodrigo Teixeira's Features and is in pre-production at present. It will begin shooting in early 2019 in Montevideo, the capital of

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 ""

Moura, 42, had apparently declined a part in "Wonder Woman 2," due to scheduling clashes with his own directorial debut "Marighella."

The is a biopic about the late Carlos Marighella, a politician, and guerrilla member who was assassinated in 1969 by Brazil's military coup dictatorship.

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First Published: Wed, July 11 2018. 17:55 IST