Sean Penn lawyers warn Netflix over El Chapo documentary

A broad swath of the public finds itself rooting for the cartels.

Lawyers for the actor Sean Penn have reportedly warned Netflix that a documentary about the Mexican druglord known as El Chapo places their client in danger.

In a letter seen by the New York Times, Theodore J Boutrous Jr, acting for Penn, tells the streaming service “blood will be on their hands if this film causes bodily harm”.

The documentary, The Day I Met El Chapo, focuses on an encounter in October 2015 between Penn, the Mexican actor Kate del Castillo and El Chapo, whose real name is Joaquín Guzmán Loera, one of the world’s most wanted men.