Jennifer Lopez in Second Act

STX Films



Just call Jennifer Lopez "The Godmother."

The singer-slash-actress is set to star in STX's upcoming project centering on real-life crime boss Griselda Blanco, Deadline reports. Lopez may also make her directorial debut, according to the publication's sources. Either way, she'll double as one of the producers of "The Godmother."

The script comes from Regina Corrado and Terence Winter and tells the story of Blanco. She was born in poverty in Colombia and managed to become a high-ranking member of the infamous Medellín cartel. Lopez said she has been "forever fascinated" by Blanco's story and "jumped at the chance to play her on screen."

"She is all things we look for in storytelling and dynamic characters -- notorious, ambitious, conniving, chilling," Lopez said of Blanco. "In a genre dominated by legendary kingpins, I'm eager to shine a spotlight on this anti-hero."

With "The Godmother," Lopez and STX are teaming up for the third time. They previously had success together with "Second Act" and will soon debut "Hustlers" at the Toronto Film Festival. Lopez will produce "The Godmother" alongside Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, Benny Medina, and Julie Yorn. Executive producers will be Winter, Alex Pettyfer, Alex Brown, and Rick Yorn.

[via: Deadline]