The 21-year-old Hunger Games actor portrays Nick Brady, a young Canadian surfer who visits Colombia in 1983. The character meets Pablo Escobar's (Benicio Del Toro) niece Maria (Claudia Traisac) by chance, and becomes involved with the notorious drug lord. Brady soon finds himself in over his head, and is asked to commit murder on Escobar's behalf.
The film marks Italian actor Andrea Di Stefano's (Nine, Eat Pray Love) directorial debut, and was produced by Dimitri Rassam. Brady Corbet (24), Ana Giradot (The Returned), Carlos Bardem (Americano) and Aaron Zebede also star.
Paradise Lost opens in theaters November 26.