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William Monahan, best known for writing the Academy Award-winning script for Martin Scorsese's The Departed, has found his next project. He has been selected as the latest writing to work on American Desperado, the long-gestating, Mark Wahlberg-produced adaptation of the book American Desperado: My Life As A Cocaine Cowboy by Evan Wright and Jon Roberts. Wright, who also wrote the book that the miniseries Generation Kill was based on, wrote the most recent draft of the screenplay, but Monahan will be going back to the book for his rewrite. Deadline says that the story follows the life of Roberts as he worked as a cocaine smuggler as part of the Medellin Cartel. In 2006 a documentary titled Cocaine Cowboys chronicled the same story and a miniseries is currently in development at HBO as well. In addition to Wahlberg, Peter Berg and Sarah Aubrey of Film 44 as well as »

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