Get ready to see a side of Jennifer Lopez you’ve never seen before!
The gorgeous gal usually plays the hero or underdog in movies and on TV, but now we get to watch her become “The Godmother of Cocaine!”
That’s because the former American Idol judge will be starring as infamous drug lord Griselda Blanco in an upcoming HBO TV movie about the late cartel leader.
In what is probably her darkest role to date, the Shades of Blue actress will portray the cocaine queenpin in a film all about Griselda’s rise to power and her ultimate downfall.
This is a HUGE gig, considering Miz Blanco revolutionized the US drug trade during the 1970s and 1980s, and went on to become the biggest female member of the cartel to date.
The singer said in a statement that she’s super excited to take on such a devious role, exclaiming:
“I’ve been fascinated by the life of this corrupt and complicated woman for many years. The idea of teaming with HBO felt like the perfect fit for finally bringing Griselda’s story to life.”
J.Lo will also be executive producing the TV movie through her company Nuyorican Productions, and will be calling the shots alongside Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, her manager Benny Medina, and LBI Entertainment‘s Julie and Rick Yorn.
Are U excited for this, Perezcious readers?!
[Image via Nicky Nelson/WENN.]