According to Alex Cifuentes, a former secretary to famed Mexican drug Lord, El Chapo, has said his boss ‘loved the idea’ of making his intriguing life story into a movie.
The alleged drug lord is currently undergoing a federal trial in Brooklyn, New York, where Cifuentes told the court about El Chapo’s silver screen dreams.
Born Joaquin Guzman, Cifuentes said it was Chapo’s wife who first pointed out around 2007 that the media was already making money off his name. That information reportedly got him interested in also making some money off his growing fame.
The testimony by the former associate of Chapo isn’t the first time the idea of ‘El Chapo the Movie’ has been brought up publicly. Sean Penn’s infamous 2016 Rolling Stone feature detailed how El Chapo approached Mexican actress Kate del Castillo (who played a drug lordess on a soap opera) with a movie idea.
The move to entertainment was looking like quite the jump: In the profile, El Chapo says, “I supply more heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine and marijuana than anybody else in the world. I have a fleet of submarines, airplanes, trucks and boats.”
El Chapo is facing a 17-count indictment that includes kidnapping, murder conspiracy, and drug trafficking.
The post Mexican Drug Lord, El Chapo Reportedly Planned To Direct A Movie Of His Life appeared first on Nigerian Entertainment Today.