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Catherine Zeta-Jones to play drug lord in ‘The Godmother’

Catherine Zeta-Jones is all set to play a drug kingpin in the true story crime movie 'The Godmother'.

By: Indo-Asian News Service | Los Angeles | Published: October 2, 2014 4:26:40 pm
Catherine Zeta-Jones is all set to play a drug kingpin. (Source: AP) Catherine Zeta-Jones is all set to play a drug kingpin. (Source: AP)

Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones is all set to play a drug kingpin in the true story crime movie ‘The Godmother’.

Directed by Norwegian helmer Eva Sørhaug, Zeta-Jones will star as Griselda Blanco, the first and only woman to rise to the higher echelons of Colombia’s Medellin drug cartel, reported Deadline.

Blanco was a fearsome figure at the center of the Miami drug wars of the 1970s and ’80s. Her reign of terror, in which she’s suspected to have ordered hundreds of assassinations to stay in money and power, was so vicious and violent that it earned her the nicknames La Madrina, Black Widow, and the Cocaine Godmother.

Blanco was assassinated in Colombia in 2012.

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