Jennifer Lopez (@JenniferLopez) Playing ‘The Cocaine Godmother’ Griselda Blanco in HBO Film

Jennifer Lopez has been cast for the HBO movie, which still remains untitled, about Colombian drug lord Griselda Blanco, also known as ‘The Cocaine Godmother’.

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The film will revolve around Griselda Blanco’s life and her rise and fall as one of the biggest drug lords ever known. Jennifer Lopez is not only headlining the movie, but will serve as an executive producer for the film. The film is actually under Lopez’ production company ‘Nuyorican Productions’.

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Griselda Blanco

Apparently, J.Lo has always been intrigued by Griselda.

“I’ve 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 Griselda’s story to life,” stated Lopez.

It’s hard to not be intrigued by Griselda Blanco, who was also given names such as La Madrina and The Black Widow. Griselda was the head of the Medellin drug cartel as well as a cocaine drug trade in Miami during the 1970’s and some of the 80’s. Blanco’s ‘business’ brought in around $80,000,000 per month, she employed about 1500 employees to deal and she had over 200 murders that she was responsible for, including her husband any anyone else who ever crossed her.


To this day, Griselda was the most powerful woman in the drug business, ever.

Nuyorican productions was founded in 2001 by Jennifer Lopez and Benny Medina. The production company’s most recent work consists of the family drama series ‘The Fosters’ on Freeform, documentary series ‘Los Jets’ on Nuvo TV and the crime drama series starring J.Lo herself as a NYPD Detective, ‘Shades of Blue’ on NBC. Nuyorican productions also teamed up with global dance brand World of Dance to create a ten episode-long dance competition series that will air on NBC in 2017.


We know Jenny’s from the block but can she really take on the role of the Griselda Blanco? What do you guys think?

Written By: Daniela Posso

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