‘El Chapo’ Sought to Make Biopic, Which Led to Capture in Mexico

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Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was re-captured Friday, and it turns out it was his attempt to contact film producers that led to his arrest.

According to Mexican authorities, the fugitive had been in negotiations to produce a film about his own life.

“He established communication with actors and producers, which has formed a new line of investigation,” Mexican Attorney General Arely Gomez said in a press conference on Friday. No further information was offered regarding which producers and actors Guzman had contacted.

Guzman got the movie ball rolling after his first prison escape in 2014. The New York Times reports that he ordered his associates to get in contact with actresses and producers six months ago.

El Chapo heads the notorious Sinaloa drug cartel. He has an estimated net worth of $1 billion. He was captured in the coastal city of Los Mochis and returned to maximum security facility Altiplano.

Pictured above: Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman captured in Mexico City, Mexico in Feb. 2014.

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  1. The King of Stupidity. Rupert Pupkin doesn’t hold a candle to this loon.

  2. 85wzen says:

    Well he needn’t worry about that! Narcos is about a contemporary of his, there will be plenty of time for old Chapo as he rots in jail and contemplates his Hollywood connections!

  3. What a maroon, as Bugs Bunny would say…

  4. Paco Sanchez says:

    What this really tells me is how sick this Mexican really is; doing a movie about himself? A loser who deals drugs and kills people? This evil heathen deserves no respect; spit in his face. Find his sons and put them all in prison with chains and locks on their feet.

  5. Paco Sanchez says:

    The title of his new movie is “El Crapo”.

  6. rick o says:

    He will have plenty of time now to make it happen. Until he escapes again.

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