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Ridley Scott to direct 'The Cartel,' based on 'El Chapo'-inspired novel by Don Winslow

Ridley Scott to direct 'The Cartel,' based on 'El Chapo'-inspired novel by Don Winslow

Don Winslow's novel "The Cartel" has been drawing attention not just for its glowing reviews, but from an odd coincidence -- the book was partially inspired by Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, the drug lord who escaped from a Mexican prison earlier this month. The Fox movie studio took notice. Winslow's novel will be adapted into a film to be directed by Ridley Scott ("Gladiator," "Black Hawk Down"), according to the Hollywood Reporter. Deadline reports that Leonardo DiCaprio is being considered for a starring role in the movie. Scott and Michael Schaefer will produce "The Cartel," which will be written for the screen...

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