Written by Melanie Burton, August 11, 2016

Jennifer Lopez has landed the role of real-life drug lord Griselda Blanco in a new HBO movie.

Yep, J.Lo will play the late Griselda, known as “The Cocaine Godmother” in the film, which focuses on the rise and fall of her empire, according to Variety.

Griselda was seen as the most powerful female cartel member of all time, and had a huge effect on the drug trade in the 1970’s and 1980’s.

“I’ve been fascinated by the life of this corrupt and complicated woman for many years,” J.Lo said in a statement.

“The idea of teaming with HBO felt like the perfect fit for finally bringing Griselda’s story to life.”


Griselda was shot dead in Colombia on September 2012, aged 69.

Not only will she be playing this once-in-a-lifetime role, J.Lo will also be exec producer on the film, through her Nuyorican Productions company. Killing it girlll!

We can’t wait to see this one!

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