Recent El Chapo news is that, the meeting between Sean Penn and the Sinaloa Capo, was coordinated by director Oliver Stone. Supposedly, Stone wanted to purchase rights of the life of El Chapo, for the small sum of 6 million dollars.
This angle of the story contradicts the previous contention by Penn who said the meeting with Chapo was for journalistic purposes, further stated he had no interest in any film that would be made on the Sinaloa Cartel leader.
A new documentary from the U.K. claims the story behind the meeting, is more incredible than the meeting itself. (trailer for the documentary above)
|Sulichin with Stone|
The hour long documentary, titled, ‘El Chapo and Sean Penn: Bungle in the Jungle’, discloses that Chapo agreed to meet with Penn for the sole purpose to make the film. A film that Penn would star in as El Chapo.
Allegedly while Chapo was on the lam, he watched the Netflix series, “Narcos”, which featured, the life of Colombian Pablo Escobar, in his reign as the cocaine king.
As the story goes, the series sparked the interest of Chapo to create a film about his life.
Penn referred to the two men who accompanied him to the meeting as “Espinoa” and ‘El Alto”, however no other information was forthcoming of the two mystery men.
In the documentary the men are exposed as Argentinian movie producers Fernando Sulichin and Jose Ibanez. Both men are filmmakers and have often worked with Stone.