Jennifer Lopez will produce and star in drug lord drama The Godmother.
Lopez will portray Colombian drug lord Griselda Blanco, also known as “The Godmother.” The story follows the life of Blanco, who outsmarted and outhustled the men around her to rise from an impoverished childhood in Colombia to become one of the world’s biggest drug lords. She was reportedly was worth more than $2 billion, and was a key figurehead in Miami’s Cocaine Cowboy Wars. Blanco was murdered in Colombia in 2012.
Lopez will produce along with Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas and Benny Medina, as well as Julie Yorn. The screenplay has been written by Regina Corrado (Deadwood: The Movie) and Terence Winter (The Wolf of Wall Street). Winter, Alex Pettyfer, Alex Brown and Rick Yorn will executive produce. Currently there is no director attached and Lopez is reported to be considering whether to make the feature her directorial debut.