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Multi-hyphenate (actress-singer-dancer) and very busy lady Jennifer Lopez is returning to film for a somewhat unexpected role. She is set to play Colombian drug lord Griselda Blanco, known as the Cocaine Godmother, in an untitled project currently in development at HBO.
Jennifer is also serving as executive producer for the film under her Nuyorican Productions banner. She announced the project on her Twitter feed on Wednesday, retweeting an article announcing the project and adding, Here we gooo, the 47-year-old actress, currently playing one of the good guys on the NBC drama. Shades of Blue, is going rogue with lopez this role playing the criminal Blanco, the most powerful female cartel members of all time.
A key player in Miamis notorious Medellin cartel, Blanco was found guilty of the murder of three men although most believe she was responsible for the death of many more. She definitely led an, umm, interesting life. Blanco was gunned down at the age of 69 in Colombia in 2012.
Apparently, Jennifer has wanted to tell Blancos story for a while, recently telling.
Variety, Ive been fascinated by the life of this corrupt and complicated woman for many years. The idea of teaming with HBO felt like the perfect fit for finally bringing Griseldas story to life.
Blanco has already been immortalized in pop culture.
Her story was told on an episode of Comedy Centrals. Drunk History, where she was played by Maya Rudolph. In addition, back in 2013, rapper Lil Kim created an alter ego and recorded a song.jennifer
Kimmy Blanco in tribute to her. Theres even another biopic about Blanco in the works, The Godmother, starring Catherine Zeta-Jones as the notorious kingpin or queenpin as it were. The real Blanco has been featured on two critically-acclaimed documentaries, Cocaine Cowboys and, cocaine Cowboys 2: Hustlin with the Godmother.