‘The Wolfman’ star is the latest name to be linked the project

Deadline is reporting that Benicio Del Toro is the latest star in talks to join Oliver Stone’s drug-trafficking drama ‘Savages.’ 

Based on the Don Winslow bestseller, the drama centers around two pot growers, Chon and Ben, who are forced into working for a Mexican cartel when the drug dealers kidnap the girlfriend they share.

Del Toro would play the drug enforcer who threatens the small-time pot dealers. Aaron Johnson and Taylor Kitsch were recently linked to the project.

Stone has cast a wide net for the kidnapped girlfriend, Ophelia, looking at established names and unknowns. Olivia Wilde is believed to be the frontrunner for the role. Salma Hayek is being eyed to play Elena “La Reina” Sanchez Lauter, the leader of the drug cartel.