"That day I decided I don't care how Pablo makes his money," Penélope Cruz's Virginia Vallejo, once Colombia's most famous journalist, explains in the exclusive trailer for Loving Pablo. "Only how he uses it."
The day Virginia refers to is when she interviewed Pablo Escobar (Javier Bardem) on air, and El "Robin Hood" Paisa, as he was dubbed, wooed her with plans to make Colombia great again, to build homes for the homeless and feed starving children. Loving Pablo, written and directed by Fernando León de Aranoa and based on Vallejo's memoir, Loving Pablo, Hating Escobar, tracks the political and criminal rise of Escobar, as well as the duo's romance, through assassinations, drug sales and DEA raids. Once Virginia is in too deep, their love story becomes a matter of life and death.
"I've seen things, Pablo, when I was with you. I don't even know what I'm saying," Virginia cries, to which Pablo warns her, "I've got news for you. Nobody will go near you or they will be afraid that I will kill them."
Here is the movie's official synopsis:
"LOVING PABLO chronicles the rise and fall of the world’s most feared drug lord Pablo Escobar (Bardem) and his volatile love affair with Colombia's most famous journalist Virginia Vallejo (Cruz) throughout a reign of terror that tore a country apart."
Loving Pablo opens in theaters and is available on VOD on June 15.