News broke today that Jennifer Lopez has landed a big role in an upcoming HBO films production, The Cocaine Godmother,in which she will play one of the most powerful cartel leaders ever, Griselda Blanco.
Lopez admitted she has long had a fascination with Blanco, who did her part to revolutionize the cocaine trade in the US during the 70’s and 80’s. “I’ve been fascinated by the life of this corrupt and complicated woman for many years,” Lopez said “The idea of teaming with HBO felt like the perfect fit for finally bringing Griselda’s story to life.”
While J. Lo definitely puts this project on the fast track, some don’t quite see her as right for the role and have taken to Twitter to express their confusion over the casting news:
The singer/actress will also be an executive producer through her production company Nuyorican Productions.
For HBO, this will mark the second project announced in recent weeks that will be anchored by a high-profile female star, as Oprah Winfrey is set to star in the television adaptation of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.
Looks like HBO knows what they’re doing, we can’t wait to see both of these productions hit the screen.