Somebody Besides El Chapo Is Making a Movie About El Chapo

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Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán Photo: Vice News

Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán is finally getting a dream come true. Guzmán, who was recaptured last year in part due to an attempt to make a biopic about himself, is the subject of a new movie in the works by Sony. The project is just one of many about Guzmán in production, joining Netflix and Univision’s El Chapo TV series and Ridley Scott’s thriller The Cartel, an adaptation of Don Winslow’s fictionalized take on the Mexican drug lord with a knack for escape routes. Per The Hollywood Reporter, Sony will use Cole Merrell and Douglas Century’s Hunting El Chapo: The Thrilling Inside Story of the American Lawman Who Captures the World’s Most-Wanted Drug Lord as the basis for its film about the Sinoloa drug cartel boss, though they might want to shorten that title. Too bad The Great Escape is already taken.

Somebody Besides El Chapo Is Making a Movie About El Chapo