Work on a biographical film about drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán is going ahead, according to Harland Braun, attorney for Mexican actress Kate del Castillo.
He said the woman who portrayed a drug cartel boss in the television series La Reyna del Sur, or Queen of the South, will continue to work on a film portraying the life of the leader of the Sinaloa Cartel.
It will tell how Guzmán succeeded in rising from humble beginnings to become the world’s biggest drug trafficker, Braun said, and will tell the good along with the bad.
The film will be “done correctly because Joaquín Guzmán is part of Mexican history just as the Mafia has been part of the history of the United States.”
The lawyer also said there is no sign that the U.S. is investigating the actress, although he suspected there might be one into the links between her and the cartel boss. But they won’t find anything, he predicted.
The film about Guzmán has been discussed since 2014 when his lawyers contacted del Castillo about the project. According to information compiled by Mexico’s Attorney General’s office, del Castillo was to act as an intermediary with well known filmmakers and actors.
An Argentinean writer was to be contracted to write the script.
The plan was reportedly discussed further when the actress secretly visited Guzmán, along with actor Sean Penn, in October last year while he was on the run.