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Drug lords real and fictional plentiful in pop culture January 10, 2016

Posted by juanpablorabaworld in Narcos (2015), Noticias.
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9 de Enero 2016

He thought his story was movie material. After all drug lord Joaquin ‘‘El Chapo’’ Guzman, the leader of Sinaloa cartel, had been captured twice and escaped, and that, along with his ruthlessness, made him a name known in pop culture. But it was those Hollywood dreams that helped Mexican marines track him down in Los Mochis, a seaside city, and capture him Friday.

Guzman might yet become a Hollywood subject. The Hollywood Reporter reported last summer that director/producer Ridley Scott and Fox were teaming up to adapt the fictional book, ‘‘The Cartel,’’ into a movie.

Drug lords — both fictitious and real— have long captured attention as lead characters in movies and TV.

A look at drug lords in popular culture:

‘‘Narcos’’

The current Netflix series tells the story of real-life Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar, portrayed by Wagner MouraIn Netflix’s original series “Narcos,” Wagner Moura, left, plays Columbian drug lord Pablo Escobar while Juan Pablo Raba plays his cousin Gustavo.

Fuente: bostonglobe

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