Jennifer Lopez to Play Colombian Drug Lord Griselda Blanco In Upcoming Film

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Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Jennifer Lopez will be stepping into the shoes of the Colombian drug lord, Griselda Blanco for an upcoming film.

The publication details that she will play the criminal, infamously known as the “Godmother of Cocaine." The film itself will be titled The Godmother. EW adds that JLO is considering putting on her directorial hat, and stepping behind the camera to make her directorial debut, on top of playing the lead role! You can say she is still Jenny from the block? Yas!

She will produce the movie alongside Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, Benny Medina and Julie Yorn, adds Entertainment Weekly.

In a statement to EW, JLo says:

“I’ve been forever fascinated by the story of Griselda Blanco and jumped at the chance to play her on screen. She is all things we look for in storytelling and dynamic characters – notorious, ambitious, conniving, chilling. In a genre dominated by legendary kingpins, I’m eager to shine a spotlight on this anti-hero and excited to partner with STX for the third time so we can bring this compelling, complicated story to life.”

Well, Miss Lopez, we are beyond excited to see you take on this role - both in front and behind the cameras!

The upcoming The Godmother, will follow Griselda’s rise and fall as a drug lord...from an impoverished childhood in Colombia to become one of the world’s biggest drug lords.

If you cannot wait until then to see the movie, JLo has Hustlers coming out in September later this year.

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