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“Modern Family” alum Sofia Vergara has been tapped to play the late, notorious cause trafficker Griselda Blanco successful a constricted Netflix bid astir the cocaine queen’s life.
“Griselda Blanco was a larger-than-life quality whose ruthless but ingenious tactics allowed her to regularisation a billion-dollar empire years earlier galore of the astir notorious antheral kingpins we cognize truthful overmuch about,” the 49-year-old Emmy-nominee said successful a connection regarding the breathtaking caller role. It volition people the actress’ archetypal on-screen quality since wrapping the ABC drama “Modern Family” past year.
Entitled “Griselda,” the amusement volition chronicle the emergence and autumn of the Medellin-born transgression matriarch, who helmed 1 of the astir lucrative cartels successful past and helped crook sunny Miami into a blood-spattered warfare zone successful the 1980s. Blanco besides infamously had a penchant for sidesplitting — oregon ordering — the deaths of each of her husbands, which earned her the nickname “The Black Widow.”
The upcoming bid — which volition dwell of six 50-minute episodes — is the brainchild of “Empire” scribe Ingrid Escajeda, who is serving arsenic showrunner, writer and enforcement producer. She’ll beryllium collaborating with Eric Newman, Doug Miro, Andrés Baiz and Carlo Bernard — the squad who created “Narcos” – although, contrary to rampant rumors, “Griselda” is not a spinoff of Netflix’s acclaimed cause drama.
“We are thrilled to person recovered the cleanable partners successful Eric, Andrés and Netflix to assistance america bring this communicative of her beingness to the screen,” said Vergara, who volition besides enforcement nutrient the task alongside Luis Balaguer for Latin World Entertainment.
Newman added: “Griselda Blanco has agelong been a passionateness task for Sofia and we are grateful that she and her partners astatine LatinWe person chosen america to assistance her archer that story.
“Sofia is simply a superb endowment and her passionateness combined with a fantastic communicative from Doug and Ingrid, and the astonishing Andrés Baiz astatine the directing helm, means we person a precise breathtaking bid to stock with audiences.”
The “Chef” histrion isn’t the archetypal to play Griselda Blanco, who was antecedently portrayed by Catherine Zeta-Jones successful the widely-panned Lifetime flick “Cocaine Godmother,” released successful 2017. Meanwhile, pop icon Jennifer Lopez is reportedly processing different Griselda Blanco bid called “The Godmother.”
The precocious cause trafficker, who was killed astatine property 69 successful 2012, besides featured prominently successful the acclaimed Billy Corben documentary “Cocaine Cowboys” (2006) and its 2008 sequel, “Cocaine Cowboys 2: Hustlin’ With the Godmother.”