Javier Bardem is a fantastic actor. If you didn’t like his performance in No Country for Old Men (shame on you!), you had to enjoy his turn in Woody Allen’s Vicky Cristina Barcelona.
Now it seems Bardem might be stepping in with another award winning actor. Latino Review reports that Javier is in talks for the Sean Penn thriller/drama Cartel. Bardem is up for the role of Rafael Castillo, the wealthy DA who is trying to bring the Cartels to their knees!
Penn will be playing a man trying to protect his son after his wife is murdered by…you guessed it…a Mexican Cartel.
Penn’s deal isn’t completed yet, but the studio seems eager to get this one made. It’s early in the game and anything could happen, but I’d love to see Penn and Bardem play a few high-stakes scenes together, wouldn’t you?