Sony Seeks Michael Bay For “El Chapo”

Sony Pictures has closed the screen rights deal for Cole Merrell and Douglas Century’s book “Hunting El Chapo”.

Deadline reports that the studio is reportedly moving quickly to recruit Michael Bay to develop the book as producer and potential director, with an offer coming imminently.

Merrell is the pseudonym for a DEA official who spearheaded the manhunt for the elusive Mexican drug cartel leader El Chapo (Joaquin Archivaldo Guzman-Loeroa).

El Chapo evaded capture for more than a decade before being caught and finally extradited to the United States.