The Latin beauty helped orchestrate Sean Penn's top secret meeting with the crime boss at his jungle hideout last year (15), while he was on the run from authorities, after befriending El Chapo over a possible movie biopic.

The project stalled after Guzman was recaptured in January (16), the day before Penn's controversial 10,000-word Rolling Stone article was published online.

Guzman was moved to a new prison close to the U.S. border in Texas over the weekend (07-08May16), as his lawyer continues to fight to have his client transferred to a prison in America.

An unnamed senior security official has told Reuters Guzman will get his wish and he should be extradited before July (16), and would probably be housed in a U.S. prison in Marion, Illinois.

Del Castillo, who is based in the U.S., is hopeful the move will happen sooner rather than later, as she is keen to get her film project back up and running.

A statement issued via her publicist to The Associated Press on Monday (09May16) read: "Today's news that El Chapo may be extradited to the United States is good news in that it will allow my team greater access to him in order to tell a full and accurate picture of his unbelievable life and work."

The actress isn't the only one interested in another meeting with El Chapo. Oscar winner Penn is also keen to conduct a follow-up interview now the crime boss is back behind bars, despite reports suggesting the actor's secret seven-hour meeting with the drug lord led Mexican authorities to the fugitive.