Charlie Hunnam to Star in 'American Drug Lord'

Sons of Anarchy star Charlie Hunnam is teaming with American Sniper writer Jason Hall and Legendary Pictures for American Drug Lord, Deadline reports. The true-crime drama is based on an article of the same name published in 2011 by Rolling Stone.

American Drug Lord will tell the true story of Edgar Valdez, a high school football player turned drug lord. The Texan became notable in the underworld for being the only U.S. citizen to ever become a drug cartel leader in Mexico. Valdez set up shop in Acapulco and made $130 million after one year of moving drugs. As his empire grew, so did his capacity for violence. Hunnam is expected to play a man known for posting footage of the executions of his rivals on the Internet.

Hunnam recently wrapped up a seven-season stint as the lead on FX's motorcycle gang drama Sons of Anarchy.

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