Jennifer Lopez Slated To Play Drug Queenpin Griselda Blanco In HBO Film

According to Variety, Jennifer Lopez is cast to play in an upcoming HBO film about Griselda Blanco, the most powerful female drug lord of all time.

Nicknamed the “The Cocaine Godmother,” Blanco was a Colombian drug lord who ran and operated the bulk of the drug trade in Miami in the 70s and 80s. Lopez is slated to executive produce the film under Nuyorican Productions company.

It turns out Lopez is intrigued by Blanco’s story. “I’ve been fascinated by the life of this corrupt and complicated woman for many years,” Lopez commented. “The idea of teaming with HBO felt like the perfect fit for finally bringing Griselda’s story to life.”

Lopez currently stars on NBC’s drama “Shades of Blue,” which was greenlit for a second season.