Information from Hollywood producers may have led to the recapture of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, the drug kingpin who escaped from a Mexican prison in July.
NBC News has learned from multiple U.S. sources that Hollywood production companies contacted the Justice Department expressing their interest in traveling to Mexico to research for a biopic of Guzman. At least one of those companies — and a well-known actor — were in touch with El Chapo associates.
At least one source says information obtained from the Hollywood contacts led to Guzman’s recapture.
Guzman escaped from a Mexican prison in July though a tunnel, but was recaptured on Friday.