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You Will See Jennifer Lopez as a Drug Mafia in New TV Movie

The film focuses on the rise and fall of Blanco, who came to be known as 'The Cocaine Godmother' and who revolutionized the US drug trade during the 1970s and 1980s and became a powerful female cartel member

  | August 11, 2016 19:09 IST (Los Angeles)
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Highlights

  • The film focuses on the rise and fall of drug lord named Blanco
  • 'Teaming with HBO felt like the perfect fit for,' said Jennifer
  • 'I've been fascinated by the life of this woman,' Jennifer added
Actress-singer Jennifer Lopez is set to star as notorious Colombian drug lord Griselda Blanco in an untitled TV movie for HBO, reported hollywoodreporter.com.
The film focuses on the rise and fall of Blanco, who came to be known as 'The Cocaine Godmother' and who revolutionized the US drug trade during the 1970s and 1980s and became a powerful female cartel member.
Jennifer will star in and executive produce the project via her Nuyorican Productions banner alongside company topper Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas and the singer-actress's manager Benny Medina.
"I've been fascinated by the life of this corrupt and complicated woman for many years," Jennifer said in a statement.
"The idea of teaming with HBO felt like the perfect fit for finally bringing Griselda's story to life," Jennifer added.
For Lopez, the HBO movie comes as production continues on season two of Shades of Blue, which she also executive produces.
 
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