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Jennifer Lopez to Play “The Cocaine Godmother” in HBO Film

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Art Streiber/NBCUniversal(LOS ANGELES) — Jennifer Lopez is getting gritty for her next role. The singer-actress has signed on to play drug lord Griselda Blanco in a new HBO film, Variety reports.

 Blanco, who was known as “The Cocaine Godmother,” dominated the U.S. drug trade in the 1970s and ’80s and became the most powerful female cartel member of all time.

“I’ve been fascinated by the life of this corrupt and complicated woman for many years,” Jennifer says in a statement. “The idea of teaming with HBO felt like the perfect fit for finally bringing Griselda’s story to life.”

She also will serve as an executive producer on the film.

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