Justin Berfield is facing legal action over a planned movie about the life of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar. Berfield and his company J2 Pictures are being sued by bosses at distribution firm Essential Entertainment – who claim they have been left $150,000 out of pocket after plans for the movie fell through.
The lawsuit, filed at Los Angeles Superior Court, alleges that Essential Entertainment has been stuck with thousands of dollars of expenses after the film – which was to be directed by Oscar-winner Oliver Stone – was shelved, according to TMZ.com. Jason Felts, Justin’s partner in J2 Pictures said he was surprised and hadn’t done anything wrong.
The fate of the film seems unclear, but it does have a official website, but no real content.