Into 'The Grey': An Interview with Director Joe Carnahan
BN: Is it based on KILLING PABLO by Mark Bowden?
JC: Yeah, it is brother, it’s adapted from the Bowden book.
BN: Who’ll play Escobar?
JC: I want Edgar Ramirez and I want Antonio Banderas to play Martinez, you know the guy hunting him, but we’ll see. That’s kind of an ideal. Edgar’s aware that I want him and he and I have been talking and we spent some time in Columbia together, this has been going on for a few years now, but Antonio will probably find out about it through interviews like this (laughing).
BN: Truly enjoyed talking with you Joe, really enjoyed the film as well. Oh, and I”ll make sure Antonio Banderas’ name is in big bold letters when I publish the interview.
JC: Yeah I appreciate that, if you could bold and italicize that for me that would be great.
BN: Bold and italicized, sold!