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Michael Bay in Talks to Direct ‘Hunting El Chapo’ Movie

Action filmmaker, Sony Pictures discussing adaptation of new book about infamous drug cartel leader

Michael Bay is in discussions with Sony Pictures to either direct or produce a film adaptation of Hunting El Chapo, an upcoming book about the Mexican drug cartel leader, Variety reports. Bay is currently in post-production on the fifth installment of the Transformers series, The Last Knight, which is out June 23rd. 

Hunting El Chapo: The Thrilling Inside Story of the American Lawman Who Captures the World’s Most-Wanted Drug Lord, out October 3rd, chronicles the manhunt for the infamous drug lord. “El Chapo,” real name Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán Loera, evaded authorities for over a decade before his capture and extradition last year to the United States.

Cole Merrell, a pseudonym for the DEA official who tracked the near-mythic drug kingpin for eight years, co-wrote the book with Douglas Century.

In addition to the forthcoming movie, a new scripted drama series about El Chapo’s life, co-developed by Netflix, will premiere on Univision in April.

Source: http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/michael-bay-in-talks-to-direct-hunting-el-chapo-movie-w474033

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