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Mexican Drug Gangs Shut Down Mendes/Hartnett Film

Posted: March 30th, 2009 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
Mexican Drug Gangs Shut Down Mendes/Hartnett FilmSubmit Comment
A film that would have starred Eva Mendes and Josh Hartnett was forced to halt production because of alleged threats made by members of Mexican drug cartels.

The film "Queen of the South" -- about a cocaine smuggler -- was slated to be filmed in Sinaloa on Mexico's northern coast, but the film's director said he received threats and was forced to pull the plug on production. One of these threats came at his family's home in Los Angeles.

"I've worked really hard to make this beautiful movie, but the safety of my family and my team comes first," Jonathan Jakubowicz told Variety. "Making this movie [would have] put us all at risk, not only in Mexico but in the US."

"The world should pray for peace in Mexico," the director added.

Hollywood has been a boon to Mexico's economy but some fear the recent surge of violence that has left 7,000 people dead in the past year alone will deter filmmakers from working in the country.

"Queen of the South" is about a woman in Mexico who heads to Spain following the murder of her boyfriend, a drug-runner. She gets heavily involved in a drug smuggling ring and then seeks revenge on the person who killed her former beau.

Source: Variety


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acslaterson writes:
on March 30th, 2009 at 8:10:20 PM

Legalize marijuana and steroids and these f*cking Mexican cartels would disappear and our southern border becomes stable. f*cking "war on drugs" is ridiculous.
WAFFLE MAN writes:
on March 30th, 2009 at 8:25:59 PM

After the stories I heard I'll never go there.
bacci40 writes:
on March 30th, 2009 at 8:35:29 PM

uh....why not just shoot the film here? most of california now looks like mexico...dont have to go far to find extras who speak spanish...eff mexico...time to drop a nuke on that god forsaken country
RedHeadedStud writes:
on March 30th, 2009 at 10:40:35 PM

please make this movie
i3u7n5 writes:
on March 30th, 2009 at 10:47:53 PM

isn't it time we Clear and Present Dangered these mother f*ckers?
The5thBeatle5 writes:
on March 30th, 2009 at 10:52:06 PM

Eva Mendes is and will always be hot!...period. bottom line. THE END.
dwightschrute writes:
on March 31st, 2009 at 9:08:48 AM

man that's why they invented the f*cking police force.
Johnny Neat writes:
on March 31st, 2009 at 9:36:34 AM

Sounds like sh*t anyhow, be happy the devil dogs saved you.
Ronsauce writes:
on March 31st, 2009 at 10:07:17 PM

"Legalize marijuana and steroids and these f*cking Mexican cartels would disappear and our southern border becomes stable. f*cking "war on drugs" is ridiculous" X2 This "war on drugs" nonsense is pretty much having the same effect as Prohibition did.
hawk32787 writes:
on April 3rd, 2009 at 6:19:31 PM

It definitely is more are fault than mexico's we are the idiots who consume all the drugs in the world and yet have laws against SMOKING POT! its truly a joke.

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