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Sean Penn, Kate del Castillo in Dispute Over ‘El Chapo’ Series

Oct 6, 2017  •  Post A Comment

An “El Chapo” project that is due to be released in two weeks may have run into a glitch, with two of the key players in the story at odds. Variety reports that Netflix’s three-part docuseries “The Day I Met El Chapo: The Kate del Castillo Story,” due out Oct. 20, could be caught in a dispute between the actress and Sean Penn.

“The series details the clandestine meeting that the telenovela star arranged in 2015 between actor Sean Penn and Sinaloa drug cartel boss Joaquin Guzman, aka El Chapo, who is now incarcerated in the U.S.,” Variety reports, noting that Penn was unhappy after viewing the project.

In a statement to Variety, a spokeswoman for Penn said: “Mr. Penn just saw it and hopes to have the opportunity to participate; there are profound inaccuracies and presumptions presented in Kate’s story.”

Netflix wasn’t commenting, and Variety notes that it remains unclear whether the project’s release might be delayed due to Penn’s issues.

“There is conflicting information about whether producers contacted Penn to participate in the series,” Variety reports. “David Broome, the creator and co-executive producer for 25/7 Productions, said in an earlier interview that he reached out multiple times to Penn but got no response.”

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