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Guy Ritchie wants to make a film about drug baron Curtis Warren as he bids for freedom.
The Lock Stock director, 52, asked Warren’s legal team about documenting his killing of a fellow jailbird.
The man who built one of the world’s biggest drug rings kicked a Turkish killer to death while inside for smuggling.
Warren’s longtime barrister Anthony Barraclough said: “I was asked to be a go-between but Curtis wasn’t interested in going through prison killings.” He added: “He could play himself as he is as fit as a fiddle – much fitter than in those early pictures.”
A source said: “People are queuing up to tell Warren’s story.
“ Netflix wanted to make a blockbuster but he knocked it back saying he only wants to speak out about what he sees as corruption from Jersey cops.”
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Ritchie, once married to Madonna, directed Brit gangster flicks Snatch and Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.
The film offer came as lawyers say Warren could be freed from HMP Long Lartin, Worcs, next year despite refusing to give up his reported £200million drug fortune.
They claim he could be eligible after serving two-thirds of his sentences, with credit for two years on remand.
A source said: “He’s the Mr Big behind one of the UK’s biggest drug operations.
It’s terrifying that he could walk free.” Warren, from Toxteth, Liverpool, left school with no qualifications but built a criminal empire so vast he was believed to be earning up to £20million a week.
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After a five-year stretch for armed robbery, the former bouncer teamed up with a Colombian to import cocaine into the UK.
He was arrested in 1992 but the trial collapsed and he walked free, earning him the nickname “Teflon gangster”.
As he left court the crook, now 58, is said to have sneered at customs officers: “I’m off to spend my money.”
He moved to the Netherlands but Dutch police tapped his phones and he was jailed for 12 years in 1997 for importing cocaine and cannabis worth £125million into Britain.
In 1999 Warren (pictured next to police car) kicked a fellow inmate to death and got further four years
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In 1999 he kicked fellow inmate Cemal Guclu to death at Nieuw Vosseveld jail and he got a further four years.
Warren claimed he acted in self-defence but was found guilty of manslaughter after a judge ruled he used excessive violence.
He was released in 2007 but caged for 13 years in December 2009 for a plot to smuggle cannabis into Jersey.
And he was handed an extra 10 years after failing to pay back the £198million fortune judges ruled he made from his drugs operation.
Curtis Warren built one of the world’s biggest drug rings
(Image: Liverpool Echo)
Authorities believe Warren stashed millions in a murky web of hidden assets around the globe.
They are said to include a Guyana gold mine, Turkish petrol forecourts, property and Swiss bank accounts.
Asked about the £198million, Warren has insisted: “There is no money.”
He said a recording of him boasting about his fortune was merely “bragging like an idiot and just big-talking”.
Mr Barraclough has previously said: “Assertions that Curtis has millions hidden away are pure fantasy.”