Jennifer Lopez to Star as 'The Cocaine Grandmother' Griselda Blanco in New HBO Film


Another day, another Jennifer Lopez project is coming to television.

As if keeping busy with her Las Vegas residency, starring in NBC’s ‘Shades of Blue’ and working on the upcoming ‘World of Dance’ competition show isn’t enough — Jennifer’s set to produce and star in an HBO movie about drug lord Griselda Blanco.

via Deadline:

The film, from Lopez’s Nuyorican Productions and LBI Entertainment, focuses on the rise and fall of Griselda Blanco (Lopez), the drug lord known as “The Cocaine Godmother” who revolutionized the U.S. drug trade during the 1970s and 1980s and became the most powerful female cartel member of all time.

“I’ve been fascinated by the life of this corrupt and complicated woman for many years,” said Lopez. “The idea of teaming with HBO felt like the perfect fit for finally bringing Griselda’s story to life.”Lopez will executive produce with Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas via Nuyorican Productions. Benny Medina also will executive produce with Julie Yorn and Rick Yorn for LBI Entertainment. Alex Pettyfer, Nuyorican Productions’ Priscilla Porianda and LBI Entertainment’s Patrick Walmsley will co-executive produce.

Lopez stars in NBC drama Shades of Blue, recently renewed for a second season, which she executive produces with Goldsmith-Thomas and Medina.  Nuyorican Productions’ other credits include the Freeform series The Fosters and the Universal movie The Boy Next Door.

This is going to be good. Jennifer sure knows how to keep busy, doesn’t she?

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