Behind The Scenes
The truth behind Sean Penn's 'bungle in the jungle': Director Oliver Stone orchestrated rendezvous with El Chapo to make a Hollywood blockbuster starring the Oscar-winning actor as the druglord
Raquel 'Queen of Bail', a bondswoman who deals with celebrities and drug cartel members alike, added: 'The meeting may not have helped his Rolling Stone article, but I'm sure it helped him as an actor tremendously - how he walks, how he talks.
'Seven hours of somebody, I'm sure, is a great study.'
Sean Penn's notorious meeting with El Chapo was orchestrated by director Oliver Stone, who wanted to buy the rights to the druglord's life for a mere $6million and make a Hollywood blockbuster starring the Oscar-winner, a new documentary will reveal.
In his widely lampooned article for Rolling Stone, Penn claimed he pursued a rendezvous with Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman - the most wanted and dangerous drug lord in the world - purely for journalistic purposes.
The leader of the Sinaloa cartel had ostensibly granted his first and only interview after escaping from a maximum security prison through a tunnel months earlier to the 55-year-old actor. But a new one-hour documentary claims the truth behind the encounter is more tangled than the script it was meant to lead to.