Mexican actress Kate Del Castillo still wants to tell drug kingpin El Chapo’s life story so that all her drama from the past two years counts for something. The jailed crime lord, real name Joaquin Guzman, contacted Katebefore he escaped prison in 2015 and asked her to mastermind a biopic.
Del Castillo met with El Chapo’s lawyers and started making calls about a possible movie. Her interest reached Sean Penn, who asked her to set up an interview with the crime boss while he was on the run, during which Penn interviewed Guzman at his jungle hide-out, embarrassing Mexican authorities.
I’ve been charged for money laundering, for obstruction of justice and something else… They’ve been investigating me for a year and a half and the case is almost closed now because a federal judge ordered that… I know I’m clean… If I can’t go back to Mexico, I’m sorry.”