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More Whitewashing In Hollywood: Why Is Tall Welsh Actress Catherine Zeta Jones Playing Colombian Yayo Boss Griselda Blanco In Upcoming Film?

Was Salma Hayek not available??? Hollywood Bypasses Casting Latina Actress For Griselda Blanco, Catherine Zeta-Jones Wins Role Or why not J.Lo? Griselda Blanco is a hell of a role… Do you think Catherine Zeta-Jones can do it justice? This is

Newswire: Catherine Zeta-Jones will play a real-life drug lord in The Godmother

Catherine Zeta-Jones, who once played a drug lord’s wife in Steven Soderbergh’s Traffic, is returning to the drug trade with the leading role in The Godmother, a movie about the life of criminal kingpin (queenpin?) Griselda Blanco. Blanco’s...Show More Summary

Catherine Zeta Jones To Play Griselda Blanco In Biopic, Why?

Catherine Zeta Jones as Griselda Blanco: Catherine Zeta Jones is set to play female drug lord Griselda Blanco in the upcoming true -story movie The Godmother, according to Deadline. But the casting choice is getting a side-eye from several actors, actresses and members of the Hispanic-Latino community. Show More Summary

Catherine Zeta-Jones Is 'The Godmother'

Deadline is reporting that Welsh actress Catherine Zeta-Jones has landed the role of Griselda Blanco in The Godmother. The film will chronicle the real life story of the female drug kingpin, the one and only woman to rise to the top of Colombia's Medellin cartel. Show More Summary

Catherine Zeta-Jones to Play Real-Life Colombian Drug Lord in The Godmother

3 months agoFilm / New Releases : Coming Soon

Catherine Zeta-Jones has taken the title role in The Godmother, a biopic of Colombian drug lord Griselda Blanco. Deadline has the news, reporting that the film will be helmed by Eva Sørhaug, the writer/director behind 2012's acclaimed Norweigian release, 90 Minutes.

"Cocaine Cowboys" Hitman Wants Out of Jail

2 years agoHealth / Addiction : The Fix

The '80s gangster who blew the whistle on Griselda Blanco wants his life sentence reduced.

Troy Ave – Blanco

“I’m screaming RIP Griselda Blanco!” New Troy over a sick beat by DJ Uneek. Previously: Troy Ave ft. N.O.R.E. – Dope Boy (Hands Up)

TV: 30 For 30: “Broke”

Ever since his 2006 documentary Cocaine Cowboys became a hit for its hair-raising tales of money and murder in the South Florida drug scene—prompting a 2008 sequel that focused on the Griselda Blanco, the murderous “Godmother” of Columbia—Miami-based director Billy Corben has become a prolific, energetic chronicler of conspicuous consumption. Show More Summary

With A Name Like That…NEWSFLASH: “Queen of Cocaine” Killed

BOGOTA (AP) — Griselda Blanco, a convicted drug trafficker who was once known as the “Godmother” and the “Queen of Cocaine,” has been shot to death by an unidentified gunman, police in Colombia said. Col. Mauricio Cartagena of Medellin’s metropolitan police said Tuesday that the 69-year-old was killed at a butcher shop in the city [...]

Cocaine Godmothers and Colombian Guerrillas: Why the Peace Talks in Cuba Matter

There was more celebration than sorrow this week when the infamous “godmother” of Colombian cocaine kingpins, Griselda Blanco, was murdered with a bullet to the head outside – fittingly enough – a butcher shop in Medellín. Blanco, who was 69, had committed or ordered scores of similar hits on rivals, one that even killed a [...]

POLL: Jennifer Lopez As The 'Cocaine Godmother?'

While Griselda Blanco's escapades were hardly a secret -- she was known as Colombia's 'Cocaine Godmother,' after all -- the 69-year-old's significant presence in the...

Hollywood is hot for slain cocaine godmother Griselda Blanco

Hollywood loves a good crime saga, so it's little wonder that studios are rumored to be hot for the life story of Griselda Blanco, the infamous female Colombian drug lord who was shot dead in her hometown of Medellín on Monday.

Gunned-Down Godmother

2 years agoNews : The Daily Beast

Griselda Blanco, aka the ‘Queen of Cocaine,’ was shot to death in Colombia this week.

Colombia’s Queen of Cocaine Killed

Griselda Blanco, 69, was also known in Colombia as the “Queen of Cocaine.” Blanco was killed by two gunshot wounds at close range. According to CNN, “Witnesses heard the roar of a motorcycle and two gunshots Monday afternoon, Medellin police spokesman Diego Chavarria said. By the time authorities arrived at the scene in Belen, a [...]

'Cocaine Godmother' Gunned Down

Griselda Blanco, a 69-old Colombia drug boss dubbed the "Cocaine Godmother," was shot to death in Medellin by a motorcycle-riding assassin Monday. The Miami Herald reports, "It was the sort of death many had predicted for her: Blanco...Show More Summary

Griselda Blanco, ‘Godmother’ of Cocaine, Gunned Down in Colombia

2 years agoNews : NewsFeed

Griselda Blanco was known variously as the “Queen of Cocaine”, the “The Black Widow” or simply La Madrina—”The Godmother.” And she died in a hail of bullets Sunday in Colombia, dispatched in the same way she had allegedly ordered dozens of others killed during her rise to power as one of the biggest drug traffickers in [...]

'Godmother of Cocaine' Griselda Blanco Shot Dead By Motorcycle Hitmen

By Radar Staff Griselda Blanco, a 69-year-old woman known as the "Godmother of Cocaine" for her ruthless role as a kingpin dealer in the drug trade, was killed in Medellín, Colombia Monday by two hitmen on motorcycles. El ColombianoShow More Summary

Black Widow Drug Kingpin Griselda Blanco Gunned Down At 69

Black Widow Griselda Blanco, arguably the most important figure in the late 70s, early 80s Miami drug trade, was gunned down outside a butcher shop in Colombia yesterday by two assassins on motorcycles. Whether a coincidence or well-thought...Show More Summary

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