Kurt Sutter And Charlie Hunnam
Creator and Executive Producer Kurt Sutter (L) jokes with cast member Charlie Hunnam at a panel for the television series "Sons of Anarchy" during the FX portion of the Television Critics Association Summer press tour in Beverly Hills, California August 2, 2013. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni Reuters

From biker president to drug lord, "Sons of Anarchy" lead star Charlie Hunnam might play another epic role written by "American Sniper" scribe Jason Hall. The Hollywood hunk recently wrapped up his long-running series with FX playing his famous role on TV, SAMCRO's Jax Teller, and is currently gearing up to play King Arthur in Guy Ritchie's upcoming movie.

Written by Vanessa Grigoriadis and Mary Cuddehe, the "American Drug Lord" tells the story about Edgar Valdez, a high school football player from Texas who rose to fame when he became the only U.S. citizen to become a cartel leader in Mexico. Known in the drug world as La Barbie, thanks to his light skin and green eyes, Valdez got his nickname from his high school football coach.

Valdez made Acapulco his drug base and in just one year of operation he managed to earn $130 million profits just by moving drugs from Colombia. Born and raised in Laredo, Texas., the now 41-year-old former drug lord was arrested in Aug. 2010 and was charged to large scale drug trafficking with the Beltrán-Leyva Cartel.

"He became increasingly feared and allegedly ratcheted up the violence that involved filming the brutal executions of rivals and posting them on the Internet," according to Deadline. "As the drug riches escalated along with the violence, the rival cartels turned on one another, with the help of crooked cops. Valdez's life became a struggle to stay alive."

Acquired by Legendary as next blockbuster movie, the 2011 Rolling Stone article "American Drug Lord" will be produced by Plan B's Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner and the British actor. To be supervised by Jilian Share and Sophia Siora, the upcoming project is scheduled to be executive produced by Legendary and Plan B's Sarah Esberg.

Meanwhile, Charlie Hunnam revealed recently that he is definitely not like the tough guys he played in movies and television, according to his interview with Cosmopolitan. He admitted that he is like a hippie who smiles a lot and dreaming about disappearing for a year or two so he can discover more about himself and life.

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