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Brolin Replaces Penn in ‘Cartel’

Asger Leth-directed drama is now on track to begin production in January in Mexico City.

Universal Pictures has set Josh Brolin to star in “Cartel,” the Asger Leth-directed drama that is now on track to begin production in January in Mexico City.  

Brolin steps into a role Sean Penn was set to play, until he left the project in June to take a movie business sabbatical for personal reasons.
 
Brian Grazer is producing for Imagine Entertainment.