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Jennifer Lopez Will Play Colombian Drug Lord Griselda Blanco In 'The Godmother'

By: Kayla Reyes

Photo Credit: Jennifer Lopez's Instagram

It looks like STXfilms cannot get enough of Jenny from the block! STXfilms and Jennifer Lopez are teaming up for the third time for the film The Godmother which Lopez is set to produce and star.

Alongside to Jennifer is Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, Julie Yorn and Benny Medina who will produce the film. Regina Corrado and Terence Winter are the writers with Alex Pettyfer, Alex Brown, and Rick Yorn as the executive producers.

Lopez will portray the Colombian drug lord Griselda Blanco, who is 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 stated, “I’ve been forever fascinated by the story of Griselda Blanco and jumped at the chance to play her on screen. 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.”

We look forward to seeing JLO back on the big screen yet again! She has been killing it in the film industry! Let us know what you think about her portraying Griselda Blanco!