Jennifer Lopez
8.10.2016

Jennifer Lopez to Play Drug Lord Griselda Blanco in HBO Film

Jennifer Lopez is about to become the “Cocaine Godmother” in an HBO film about famed drug lord Griselda Blanco.

The singer-actress’ Nuyorican Productions and LBI Entertainment are working on a film that focuses on the life and death of Blanco, who is known for her role in drug trafficking in the 1970s and ’80s.

Lopez will play the role of Blanco and she is also set to executive produce the film along with Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, Benny Medina, Julie Yorn, and Rick Yorn, among others.

“I’ve been fascinated by the life of this corrupt and complicated woman for many years,” Lopez said, according to Deadline. “The idea of teaming with HBO felt like the perfect fit for finally bringing Griselda’s story to life.”

Blanco has been the focus of rap lyrics, as well. “Karma catches up to all you head honchos,” The Game rapped on “See No Evil.” “Two dome shots in that head, Griselda Blanco.”

The “Cocaine Godmother,” also known as the “Black Widow” and “Cocaine Cowgirl,” was shot and killed in Medellín, Colombia in 2012. She was 69.

Currently, Lopez is on the other side of the law as a star on “Shades of Blue,” an NBC drama in which she plays a police officer. She also executive produces that series with Goldsmith-Thomas and Medina. Nuyorican Productions has also worked on “The Fosters” and The Boy Next Door.