Best Actor Team-Up: Sean Penn and Javier Bardem On “Cartel”

by | March 11, 2009 at 5:28 PM | The Movies

The Best Actor Oscar winners from the last two years may soon be teaming up for Asger Leth’s Cartel, which explores the ugly underground of the Mexican drug trade. Sean Penn will play a man struggling to protect his son after his wife gets brutally murdered, and Javier Bardem will be an altruistic DA struggling to put these nasty cartels away.

The drug world is no strange territory for Penn, who starred in the Fancast Free Movie 21 Grams with Benicio Del Toro (who was nominated for an Oscar for his role – and, incidentally, also won his Oscar for another narcotic film called Traffic).