Sofia Vergara is going to play Griselda Blanco, a notorious drug kingpin, in a new Netflix show called Griselda.
You’ll stop dead in your tracks if Sophia Vergara’s look could kill you.
“Modern Family” star Griselda Blanco, who is from Colombia, is going to play a real-life drug kingpin in a new Netflix series called “Griselda.”
In this six-part 50-minute drama, the life of the Colombian-born cartel leader, who was known as the “Black Widow,” will be told. It was directed by Andrés Baiz.
The first picture of the 49-year-old star in full costume and makeup as the notorious drug lord, who has been called the “female Tony Montana,” was released on Wednesday.
Netflix says that “Griselda” is in the works, but there is no set date for its release.
Blanco had a lethal mix of charm and surprise savagery that made her a pop culture hit when Billy Corben and Lisa M. Perry made the 2006 documentary “Cocaine Cowboys” and its sequel two years later. It’s also known as “La Madrina,” and she became one of the most powerful and dangerous people in Colombia’s drug trade.
It took Blanco nearly two decades to get out of prison for murder and racketeering, but he was killed in 2012 when he was 69. He was shot and killed.
Vergara is said to have been working on “Griselda” for the last eight years.
As soon as the project was announced last fall, Sofia Vergara said that “Griselda Blanco was a huge character who used ruthless but clever tactics to rule a billion-dollar empire years before many of the most notorious male kingpins we know so well.”
The “America’s Got Talent” judge is also the producer of “Griselda,” which is made by the same people who made Netflix’s “Narcos” series.
She isn’t the first person to play the part: Catherine Zeta-Jones won an Academy Award for her role in the Lifetime biopic “Cocaine Godmother: The Griselda Blanco Story” in 2018. She played the matriarch of a crime family who built one of the most profitable drug organizations in history. It looks like Jennifer Lopez is going to be in a biopic for HBO as well.