Leonardo DiCaprio, El Chapo
Is Leonardo DiCaprio going to portray "El Chapo" in an upcoming flick? We think these Latino actors could do a better job at nailing the part. Getty Images

While the hunt for Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán is still ongoing, Academy Award-winning director Ridley Scott is hunting for an actor to portray the drug lord in his upcoming flick. Word on the street, he has his eyes set on Leonardo DiCaprio.

Yes, because a six-feet tall, blond hair and green eyes actor is the perfect candidate to portray a short, chubby man from La Tuna, Mexico. Not that we doubt Leo's acting skills, but someone else could nail the part!

Truth be told, though, the 40-year-old Hollywood actor might have a leading role in Scott's on-screen adaptation of Don Winslow's novel, "The Cartel," based on the life of "El Chapo." And no, DiCaprio is not going to act as the 60-year-old Mexican drug lord who heads the Sinaloa Cartel.

In fact, Scott is highly interested in having the Golden Globe-winning actor to star as the DEA Agent Art Keller who battles it out with the cartel leader in the book, according to Deadline.

As the flick unfolds and a cast is chosen, we've got 11 Latino actors who will probably kick butt as "El Chapo." Mr. Scott, take notes!

1) Edward James Olmos

Edward Olmos
The Mexican-American actor and director had us at his role as the late Selena Quintanilla's father, Abraham Quintanilla, Jr., in the "Selena" biopic starring Jennifer Lopez, proving that becoming a movie character is his forte! Jason Kempin/Getty Images

2) Danny Trejo

Danny Trejo
Danny Trejo is as badass as it gets. He's the villain of all villains. Remember "Machete"? Because we do! Charley Gallay/Getty Images for The Weinstein Company

3) Edgar Ramirez

Edgar Ramirez
We're sold with the Venezuelan actor's role as Paz, a Blackbriar assassin, in The Bourne Ultimatum. Larry Busacca/Getty Images

4) Gael Garcia Bernal

Gael Garcia Bernal
Honestly, Gael Garcia Bernal nails any role thrown his way, that he can portray "El Chapo" in a heartbeat! Besides, remember the time he was Onza, a Mexican drug lord in the 2012 flick "Casa de mi Padre"? Sam Santos/Getty Images

5) Guillermo Diaz

Guillermo Diaz
Cuban-American Guillermo Diaz is all the rage on ABC's "Scandal." We don't doubt he'll be all the rage as "El Chapo Guzman"! Jason Kempin/Getty Images

6) John Leguizamo

John Leguizamo
John Leguizamo is known for his versatile roles in film. He's done comedy, family-animated flicks, dramas and more. The Colombian actor will be a perfect candidate for Scott's film. Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

7) Diego Luna

Diego Luna
Diego Luna is another one of our favorite actors to portray "El Chapo"! Like buddy Gael Garcia Bernal, Luna is also a master at taking on many movie roles. ADRIAN SANCHEZ-GONZALEZ/AFP/Getty Images

8) Mauricio Ochmann

"El Señor De Los Cielos" Season 2 Photos: Mauricio Ochmann
Mauricio Ochmann plays José María "Chema" Venegas in Telemundo's novela "El Señor de los Cielos," which closely resembles real life capo "El Chapo." Telemundo

9) George Lopez

George Lopez
Though he's known for his comedy, we'd love to see George Lopez take on another serious role after "Spare Parts." Michael Buckner/Getty Images for The George Lopez Foundation

10) Demian Bichir

Demian Bichir
After portraying Fidel Castro in the 2008 film "Che" produced by Benicio del Toro, actor Demian Bichir is ready to become "El Chapo"! Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

11) Oscar Isaac

Oscar Isaac
As if this photo is not convincing enough! Let's not forget that the Guatemalan-American actor, Oscar Isaac, has taken on many badass roles, including in the upcoming "X-Men" and "Star Wars" films. Portraying "El Chapo" will be a piece of cake! Reuters/Phil McCarten

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