Cocaine Godmother — Trailer

source:   mylifetime.com

added: Thu, Nov 16th '17

Academy Award and Tony-winner Catherine Zeta-Jones portrays notorious narco queenpin Griselda Blanco in the first trailer for "Cocaine Godmother," a new Lifetime movie about the rise and fall of one of the most powerful drug lords in history.

The cable movie chronicles the sordid career of Colombian cartel leader Griselda Blanco, who reigned over the murderous cocaine trade during the 1970s and '80s, which earned her multiple nicknames that included "the Black Widow," "the Queen of Narco-Trafficking," and "the Cocaine Godmother."

Written by "American History X" and "Blow" screenwriter David McKenna, "Cocaine Godmother" is directed by Oscar-winning cinematographer Guillermo Navarro, best known for his collaborations with filmmaker Guillermo del Toro on such movies as "Pan's Labyrinth," "Hellboy," and "Pacific Rim."

The film is currently scheduled to premiere on Saturday, January 20th on the Lifetime Network.

synopsis:
Academy Award and Tony Award-winning actress Catherine Zeta-Jones stars in "Cocaine Godmother: The Griselda Blanco Story," a Lifetime feature based on the life of drug lord Griselda Blanco, a pioneer in the Miami-based cocaine trade.

At the age of 17, Griselda Blanco, made her way to the U.S. with a fake passport with her first husband Carlos (Carlos Rodriguez). Living in Queens with her three sons Dixon (Matteo Stefan), Osvaldo (Spencer Borgeson), and Uber (Jose Julian), Griselda became enticed by the money the drug world offered, and quickly became embroiled with local drug runners. Griselda masterminded the use of beautiful women, the elderly and children as the mules and created false-bottom suitcases to smuggle cocaine from Colombia. With money rolling in, her sons abandoned school and entered the family business instead. A move to Miami would further expand Griselda’s empire, and lead to the death of her second husband Alberto (Juan Pablo Espinosa), giving the rise to her nickname, The Black Widow.

Her willingness to use violence against her Miami competitors, led her rivals to make repeated unsuccessful attempts to kill her. In order to protect her youngest son with third husband Dario (Raul Mendez), Griselda moved to California where she was later arrested by the DEA and sentenced to a decade in jail. The case against her collapsed and upon her release, she was deported to Colombia, where she was ultimately gunned down in 2012. In her lifetime, Griselda's drug distribution network spanned across the United States and she was suspected of ordering over 200 murders.

 

directed by   Guillermo Navarro

starring   Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jose Julian, Matteo Stefan, Spencer Borgeson, Carlos Rodriguez, Juan Pablo Espinosa, Raul Mendez, Jenny Pellicer, Alejandro Edda, Jonah Stark, Jaden Rain, Dagan Nish, Lauren Guci, Warren Christie, Darcy Laurie

release date   January 20, 2018 (on Lifetime)

 
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