Demian Bichir, best know for starring in TV series Weeds will be in Oliver Stone’s upcoming Savages. In Weeds, Bichir played the powerful, corrupt and womanizing mayor.
According to Variety, in Savages Bichir will play a powerful but selfish cartel lawyer willing to play both sides of the fence.
Savages follows a lucrative operation that goes bad after its co-founders, played by Aaron Johnson and Taylor Kitsch, get in over their heads and steal money from a Mexican drug ring. Its head (Salma Hayek) sends her lead enforcer (Benicio del Toro) to collect their shared girlfriend (Blake Lively) as ransom.
Principal photography will begin early next month in order to prep for a 2012 release date. Officially signed on are Emile Hirsch, John Travolta and Uma Thurman.