Cole Merrell’s hotly anticipated book, Hunting El Chapo (Harper), may get a memorable big-screen send-up, with Michael Bay (Transformers, Jack Ryan) at the helm. From The Wrap:

Sony has acquired the rights to Cole Merrell’s “Hunting El Chapo: The Thrilling Inside Story of The American Lawman Who Captures The World’s Most-Wanted Drug Lord,” an upcoming book about the long and ultimately successful pursuit of the cartel boss, The Wrap has learned.

The studio is also in negotiations with Michael Bay to come aboard the project as a producer and potentially direct the film.

The news comes just months before the October 2017 release of the book.

The full piece is here.

News Reporter

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