Jennifer Lopez is set to star in a TV movie about the rise and fall of Colombian cartel leader Griselda Blanco.
The notorious Medellin Cartel queen, nicknamed The Cocaine Godmother and the Black Widow, became one of the most powerful female drug lords in history after running a Miami-based cocaine ring during the 1970s and early 1980s.
She was reportedly responsible for as many as 200 murders while trafficking drugs from Colombia to the U.S.
Lopez is taking on the lead role in the film, which will air on America’s HBO network, and she’ll serve as an executive producer via her Nuyorican Productions vehicle, alongside her manager and company co-founder Benny Medina.
“I’ve been fascinated by the life of this corrupt and complicated woman for many years,” Jennifer states in a press release. “The idea of teaming with HBO felt like the perfect fit for finally bringing Griselda’s story to life.”
Alex Pettyfer has also been listed as a co-executive producer, according to Deadline.com, but it is not clear if the Magic Mike actor will also star in the movie.
A release date has yet to be announced.