Sony is making a movie based on the book “Hunting El Chapo.”
While Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman is currently sitting in an American prison for his ongoing criminal cases and his days as a criminal kingpin may be over, his time in the media is just beginning. According to a report from The Hollywood Reporter, Sony has purchased the rights to an as-of-yet unnamed movie based around El Chapo’s life story.
The movie will be based on a book (which also hasn’t come out yet) called Hunting El Chapo: The Thrilling Inside Story of the American Lawman Who Captures The World’s Most-Wanted Drug Lord. We’re assuming the movie title will be less of a mouthful.
This movie isn’t the only thing currently in production about the former Sinaloa Cartel; Netflix and Univision have partnered to create a fictional drama series that will tell his thrilling story. The book comes out Oct. 17, so the movie is still a ways off.