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[11/16/17 - 11:03 AM]
Lifetime Announces Airdates for Feature Movies - "Cocaine Godmother," "Faith Under Fire" and "The Simone Biles Story"
Beginning Saturday, January 20, with the premiere of "Cocaine Godmother: The Griselda Blanco Story," Academy Award winner Catherine Zeta-Jones stars in the true story of the most infamous woman in the drug world who fiercely and ruthlessly ran the cocaine trade in America.

[10/18/17 - 11:44 AM]
Lifetime and NeueHouse Madison Square Women's Forum Partner on Luminaries Screening and Conversation Series
The "Luminaries" screening series will be made available to NeueHouse members, followed by a moderated conversation featuring some of the film's stars and creative teams.

[06/23/17 - 11:29 PM]
Development Update: Friday, June 23
Updates include: ABC cancels "Downward Dog" after eight episodes; Lolita Davidovich, Heather Graham among latest cast in NBC's "Law & Order True Crime"; and Emily Rudd to lead "Olive Forever" at USA.

[06/08/17 - 11:27 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, June 8
Updates include: Sam Jaeger boards "Law & Order True Crime" at NBC; Mickey Sumner cast in TNT's "Snowpiercer"; and NBC passes on comedy pilot "The Sackett Sisters."

[05/18/17 - 12:16 PM]
Catherine Zeta Jones Stars as Drug Kingpin Griselda Blanco in Lifetime's "Cocaine Godmother"
The crime drama will go into production this year and premiere in 2018 on Lifetime.







COCAINE GODMOTHER (LIFETIME)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
1/20/18
STATUS:
telefilm/mini-series in the can
DESCRIPTION:
(from Lifetime's press release, November 2017) 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; 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. Also stars Jenny Pellicer as Carolina, Alejandro Edda as Rudy, Jonah Stark as young Dixon, Jaden Rain as young Osvaldo, Dagan Nish as Michael, Lauren Guci as young Michael, Warren Christie as Jimmy and Darcy Laurie as Pablo Escobar.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Alejandro Edda as Rudy Jimenez
· Carlos Rodriguez as Carlos
· Catherine Zeta-Jones as Griselda Blanco
· Dagan Nish as Michael
· Darcy Laurie as Pablo Escobar
· Jaden Rain as Young Osvaldo
· Jenny Pellicer as Carolina
· Jonah Stark as Young Dixon
· Jose Julian as Uber
· Juan Pablo Espinosa as Alberto
· Lauren Guci as Young Michael
· Matteo Stefan as Dixon
· Raul Mendez as Dario
· Spencer Borgeson as Osvaldo
· Warren Christie as Jimmy
CREW INFORMATION:
· Alisa Tager as EP
· David McKenna as WRTR
· Guillermo Navarro as DIR
· Joan Harrison as EP
· Jonathan Koch as EP
· Steven Michaels as EP
GENRE(S):
· mow
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Asylum Entertainment