Jennifer Lopez To Portray ‘Cocaine Godmother’ Griselda Blanco In Big Screen Biopic

Published: Saturday 27th Jul 2019 by Rashad

Almost 3 years after we first reported actress/singer Jennifer Lopez had her sights set on bringing the life story of Colombian drug lord Griselda Blanco to HBO (click here to read), the ‘Jenny from the Block’ beauty’s booked a better platform for the biopic:  the big screen.

Details inside:

Via Deadline:

STXfilms and Jennifer Lopez are reteaming for a third time after Second Act and the upcoming Hustlers. The latest is The Godmother, her project about real-life notorious Colombian drug lord Griselda Blanco, aka “The Godmother.” 

Lopez will play Blanco. Lopez, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas and Benny Medina, as well as Julie Yorn will produce from a screenplay by Regina Corrado (Deadwood: The Movie) and Terence Winter (The Wolf of Wall Street, Boardwalk Empire, The Sopranos). Winter, Alex Pettyfer, Alex Brown and Rick Yorn will executive produce.


Word has it Lopez is looking to make the film her directorial debut as well.  Discussing her love for Blanco, the triple threat diva said:

“I’ve been forever fascinated by the story of Griselda Blanco and jumped at the chance to play her on screen,” said Lopez.

“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.”

The aforementioned has yet to be confirmed, nor has the film’s start date for production or theatrical release date.  Blanco’s story has gotten much attention over recent years, especially after Catherine Zeta-Jones portrayed her in the Lifetime movie Cocaine Godmother: The Griselda Blanco Story.’ 

In related news, the drug queenpin’s son recently took to social media to celebrate news of the big screen production of his mother’s life:


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So happy to hear this is going to happen finally!!, @jlo is una patrona it’s only right she plays my mother the late great ,GRISELDA, la meramera !!! If u think I shd be involved in this project let them know ????#Griseldalives @jlo @arod #letsgo

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  1. Jasmine The Real Princess July 27, 2019

    Looks more like a role for Mariah…

  2. 2bad2bme July 27, 2019

    Somebody’s tryna get an Oscar. Too bad she’ll gain all that weight for nothing ??‍♀️

    • Jasmine The Real Princess July 27, 2019

      Poor Beyoncé. All that extra work on LK only to end up selling 13k in the US and 949 copies in the UK.
      All that work for nothing. Lmao

  3. Clarkson July 27, 2019

    30% on rotten tomatoes
    Jlo has zero talent but she keeps getting juicy projects, how is that possible. Female privilege

    • Jasmine The Real Princess July 27, 2019

      Talented and influential enough to inspire Beyonces debut era to a T.

    • StarXavi July 29, 2019

      When you become a producer then you can create roles and projects for yourself. Which is what she is doing.

  4. biancacook July 27, 2019

    this would be better with cardi. her accent is still very strong and she is a natural bad girl.

  5. Andy with a K ( Kandy of course) July 27, 2019

    TROLLmine don’t you come from a Asian tranny background I’m sure you can give the beautifull Latina woman some pointers.

  6. S.U.P.E.R.S.T.A.R.!. July 27, 2019

    No offense but J Lo does NOT have the acting ability to play such a role.

  7. Lana Del Fan July 27, 2019

    Say what you want about J lo but she stays booked and busy.

  8. Arjun July 28, 2019

    I dnt get it how people think shes a actress
    The only thing i knew she would destroy the role
    The only.role.she can portray its someone cant leave by herself.need a man for a self esteem

    • StarXavi July 29, 2019

      Lets not act like Selena never happened or Enough. She is a talented actress and very relatable.

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