El Chapo's Attempts To Have A Biopic Made About His Life Led To His Arrest
Notorious drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzmán was captured on Friday after six months on the lam, and authorities say they were tipped off to his location after he attempted to contact filmmakers about producing a biopic about his life.
Following his arrest, Mexico's Attorney General Arely Gomez Gonzalez said in a press conference that an "important element in determining Chapo's whereabouts was finding out that he wanted to film an autobiographical film," reports NBC. After his July escape, El Chapo and his people had "made contact with actresses and producers, which is now a new line of investigation." Gomez would not disclose which actresses and producers were contacted.
The Guardian writes that El Chapo had already started the process of producing a biopic on his life, and that "it was as if he wanted his own version of Narcos, the popular Netflix series on the life of slain Colombian kingpin Pablo Escobar—except while alive and able to influence the casting and script." Narcos flaunts the catchy tagline "There's no business like blow business."
El Chapo was captured in city of Los Mochis, on the coast in northern Sinaloa, Mexico, an area that the Guardian described as "so impenetrable, it has been compared to the Tora Bora caves of Afghanistan." ABC reports Guzmán will be transported to the same maximum security prisonhe escaped from in July, in which he used an elaborate, mile-long tunnel to make his getaway.
The Narcos Twitter account naturally had this to say following yesterday's Chapo news: