JLo to play drug lord Griselda Blanco in HBO movie

Washington D.C. Aug. 12 : Jennifer Lopez has been roped in to play notorious drug lord 'The Cocaine Godmother' for HBO in a film currently in development.

Adding on to that, the singer-actor she will also executive produce the project which tells the story of Griselda Blanco, a woman "who revolutionized the U.S.

drug trade during the 1970s and 1980s and became the most powerful female cartel member of all time," reports the Deadline.

The 47-year-old star, in a statement, said, "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," she added.

Further casting information and a release date is yet to be announced..

Source: ANI