You may have heard of El Chapo, but do you know anything about the “Cocaine Godmother” Griselda Blanco? After watching the just-released trailer for Lifetime’s new TV biopic, Cocaine Godmother, you’re going to want to start reading up.
“I’ve been in prison since the day I was born,” says Catherine Zeta-Jones’ ruthless Blanco in the trailer. “I’m used to it. Trust no one, in this life.”
Portrayed by Zeta-Jones, Colombian drug lord Blanco, a.k.a. La Madrina, a.k.a. the Black Widow, a.k.a. the Queen of Narco-Trafficking, definitely had a lot of nicknames given to her reign throughout the ’70s and ’80s. At the height of her career as a kingpin, her network spanned across all of America and she is suspected to have called the shots on over 200 murders.
Zeta-Jones told Deadline back in October that there was “something fantastic about how she was the boss in a dangerous man’s world.”
Arrested by the DEA in 1985, Blanco continued to effectively run her trade, transporting cocaine from Colombia to Miami, New York, and Los Angeles. It wasn’t until 2012, however, that a 69-year-old Blanco was gunned down on the streets of Colombia by a motorcyclist.
Cocaine Godmother premieres on January 20 at 8 p.m. ET, on Lifetime. You can watch the full trailer above.