El Chapo wants money from networks for series on his life

Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman. (PHOTO: digitaltrends.com)

MEXICO CITY — A lawyer for imprisoned drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman says he’ll sue television networks if they air a new series on Guzman’s life without paying him.

Lawyer Andres Granados says the two networks have to pay for the right to use Guzman’s name and nickname, which means “shorty.”

Granados said Wednesday that at the right price, Guzman might even be willing to supply more information “to make it a better project for them.”

Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman. (PHOTO: digitaltrends.com)
Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. (PHOTO: digitaltrends.com)

Guzman earlier gave rights to his life story to Mexican actress Kate del Castillo, and Granados said she could also negotiate with the networks.

On May 17, Netflix and Univision Story House announced that they will co-produce the drama series “El Chapo,” set to air in 2017.

Neither network immediately responded to requests for comment.

Source: sandiegouniontribune.com