Reed Morano is negotiating to direct the ‘biopic’ of Griselda Blanco with Jennifer Lopez

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The filmmaker is negotiating to direct the film about the narco-trafficking colombian Griselda Blanco, a role that will be the star Jennifer Lopez.

The specialized Deadline points out today, to Morano as the possible director of this film, a position for which he had previously sounded the own Jennifer Lopez in what would have been his debut as a director. What was confirmed was that, in addition to being the protagonist, Lopez would be the producer of this film, a project in which the hispanic has worked for years.

In July 2019, it was revealed that Lopez and STXfilms had ally again for this film after their collaborations on ‘Second Act’ (2018), and, above all, in the successful ‘Hustlers’ (2019), who triumphed with 157 million dollars of revenue and that he gave the actress one of the papers most celebrated of his career.

Under the title ‘the Godmother’, this new project had given its first steps four years ago from the hand of HBO, but eventually the tape will not be for the small screen but that will come to the cinemas.

“It’s all the things that we look for in narration and characters dynamic: infamous, ambitious, conspiratorial and creepy,” said Lopez was last year about a drug dealer.

Known by nicknames such as ‘the godmother of cocaine’, White participated in the founding of the Medellín cartel and gained a huge power in the world of drug trafficking in the decade of the seventies and early eighties. White was also a pioneer in the strategy of exporting drugs into the united States, a country in which it was incarcerated for nearly two decades following his arrest in 1985. In 2004, she was deported to Colombia, where it remained in whereabouts unknown, after being considered one of the richest women in the world until she was killed in 2012, in a butcher shop in Medellín.

Reed Morano has stood out mainly for his work as a director in the series ‘The Handmaid”s Tale’. In film, the producer signed the tapes ‘Meadowland’ (2015), ‘I Think We’re Alone Now’ (2018) and the very recent ‘The Rhythm Section’ (2020), which premiered in January with Blake Lively as the protagonist. Among its future projects, Morano plans to direct to the also latina Zoe Saldana in the thriller ‘Sabaya’, which is based on a counter-terrorism operation that the us special forces developed in 2015 against the jihadist group Islamic State.

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