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An American Drug Lord in Acapulco How a middle-class jock from a Texas border town became La Barbie, one of the most ruthless and feared cartel leaders in Mexico. Mary Cuddehe , Vanessa Grigoriadis Rolling Stone Sep 2011 25 min Permalink
Rolling Stone Magazine On a warm morning in May a few years ago, Edgar Valdez, a drug lord who goes by the nickname La Barbie, woke up in one of the houses he owned in the resort city of Acapulco.
But by 2006, as the new Mexican President, Felipe Calderón, promised an assault on drug cartels, it became clear that La Barbie’s side had lost. La Barbie scrambled.
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Jan 13, 2016 · Charlie has signed on to star in a new movie based on the story featured in Rolling Stone titled ‘An American Drug Lord in Acapulco,’ which will be adapted for the screen as ‘American Drug Lord.’
According to Deadline, Legendary Pictures has acquired the film rights to the 2011 Rolling Stone article “An American Drug Lord In Acapulco,” with the intent to make it a star vehicle for Hunnam. Entertainment Weekly confirms that Hunnam has joined the project.
Edgar Valdez, a drug lord who goes by the nickname «La Barbie,» is from a middle-class family in Texas. He is also the only American to every work his way to the top of a Mexican drug cartel, which came to be known as the Independent Acapulco Cartel.
Legendary’s American Drug Lord, based on the 2011 Rolling Stone article, has cast its central character.
Vanessa Maia Grigoriadis is an American journalist.
An American Drug Lord in Acapulco – Rolling Stone. Aug 25, 2011 For years, one of Barbie’s best «customers» was Craig Petties, a violent enjoy his wealth, or party at nightclubs, or go to fancy restaurants. www.rollingstone.com
Edgar Valdez Villareal aka ‘La Barbie’ of the Beltran Leyva drug cartel, is presented to the press at the Federal Police headquarters in Mexico City, on August 31, 2010.
The couple first became interested in Valdez’ story, after reading the 2011 Rolling Stone article, ‘An American Drug Lord in Acapulco’. (read the RS article by using this link) Legendary Pictures, based in Burbank California, snagged the film rights to the Rolling Stone article .
Vanessa Grigoriadis writes for Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, and The New York Times Magazine. Her new book is Blurred Lines: Rethinking Sex, Power, and Consent on Campus. “I’m a controversial writer. I’ve never shied away from controversy.
Charlie Hunnam might go from playing an outlaw biker in Sons of Anarchy to playing a drug lord in American Drug Lord, a project set up with Legendary Pictures and Plan B. American Drug Lord is based on a Rolling Stone article titled “An American Drug Lord in Acapulco” by Vanessa Grigoriadis and Mary Cuddehe. Grigoriadis and Cuddehe’s article told the story of Edgar Valdez Villarreal, the