Jennifer Lopez to portray drug lord Griselda Blanco

By Oluthando Keteyi - 30 July 2019Views : 167

Jennifer Lopez will reportedly star as Colombian drug lord Griselda Blanco in a new drama for STXfilms.

Variety is reporting that J.Lo is considering portraying Blanco also known as The Godmother.

Blanco was murdered in 2012 and is considered one of the biggest drug lords in the world.

The drama will tell Blanco's story from childhood to her becoming a key figurehead in Miami’s Cocaine Cowboy Wars.

In a statement, Lopez said she has " been forever fascinated by the story of Griselda Blanco and jumped at the chance to play her onscreen,"

"She is all the things we look for in storytelling and dynamic characters — notorious, ambitious, conniving, chilling," added the 50-year-old.

Lopez will also produce the film along with Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas and Benny Medina.