January 13, 2016 12:42 pm

Stephen Colbert auditions to star in ‘El Chapo’ movie

WATCH: It's been reported that 'El Chapo' Guzman was interested in a movie about his life. That was enough for 'Late Show' host Stephen Colbert to prepare for the auditions.


There have been countless movies about drug bosses and mob lords, so it’s no surprise that recently apprehended drug-cartel chief Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman had interest in a film about himself.

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In actor Sean Penn’s Rolling Stone interview with El Chapo, Penn wrote that Guzman was interested in having a movie filmed on his life and wanted Mexican actress Kate del Castillo, who had portrayed a drug trafficker in a television series, involved in the project.

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“He was interested in seeing the story of his life told on film, but would entrust its telling only to Kate,” wrote Penn, who appears in a photo posted with the interview shaking hands with Guzman.

Late-night talk show host Stephen Colbert seized on the hypothetical El Chapo film on The Late Show, and put together an audition tape for the role.

“I want in,” quipped Colbert.

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Watch his “audition” tape, above.

‘The Late Show With Stephen Colbert’ airs on weeknights at 11:35 p.m. ET on Global.

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