Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, the notorious drug lord whose violent reign of terror has devastated the Mexican border and led to a humanitarian crisis that has claimed the lives of nearly 4,000 people, is casting his eye on a leading role in the next installment of the Karate Kids franchise.
“I love acting,” Phoenix said during an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.
“This is a great opportunity for me to be an actor.
It’s the first time I’ve done a KarateKid movie.”
Phoenix is reprising his role as the mysterious, charismatic, and violent leader of a gang of Mexican street thugs who attack people on the streets of Los Angeles in the 1980s.
His character, known as the “Karate Kid” because of his signature moves, has a huge fanbase in the U.S. who have watched him grow from a shy teenager to an internationally respected martial arts icon.
The film has already been greenlit by Paramount and Fox, which has given a limited release window to promote the movie.
The first installment, released in 2014, is currently shooting in New Zealand and the U