04/28/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Eva Mendes, Josh Hartnett Movie Crew Driven Out Of Mexican Town By Drug Gangs

Mexican drug cartels don't like rivals treading on their territory; they don't like the police poking around; and now, it seems, they don't much care for Hollywood taking an interest in their business.

Producers of a film about the murder of a cocaine smuggler, which would have starred Eva Mendes, Josh Hartnett and Sir Ben Kingsley, have been forced to abandon filming on the Mexican coast after the movie-makers received death threats.

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