Tom Cruise wings into Colombian Amazon

Tom Cruise wings into Colombian Amazon
Handout photo released by the Colombian Army of US actor Tom Cruise (C) posing with Colombian soldiers during his visit to the "General Luis Acevedo Torres" battalion, in Araracuara municipality, Amazonas department, southern Colombia on August 24, 2015.

BOGOTA- Hollywood superstar Tom Cruise, fresh off his latest "Mission: Impossible" hit, was in Colombia filming scenes for a new film in a remote Amazon basin region, military sources said Monday.

Cruise, 53, was "working on scenes for an upcoming film about the life of one of Pablo Escobar's pilots," said Major Cristian Caballero of Jungle Army Batallion 50.

The movie is based on the life of US pilot Barry Seal, who worked for the legendary Colombian drug kingpin who was killed in Medellin in December 1993.

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