Wednesday 1 March 2017

Lopez saddling up for Cowboys role

Jennifer Lopez could be set to star in Cocaine Cowboys
Jennifer Lopez could be set to star in Cocaine Cowboys

Jennifer Lopez is "chasing" the lead female role in Cocaine Cowboys, Mark Wahlberg has revealed.

The Maid In Manhattan actress wants to play infamous Miami crime matriarch Griselda Blanco in the upcoming remake of Billy Corben's 2006 documentary film, which Mark is set to star in.

"It's one of those characters that will go down in history. Jennifer Lopez is chasing that like crazy," the actor told US radio show Sway In The Morning.

"It's the role - if I could play Griselda, I would. That's Academy Award [bait] right there," he added.

The part would see Jennifer having to pile on the pounds and wear garish outfits to look like Griselda in the original documentary.

Cocaine Cowboys focuses on notorious 1970s drug dealer Jon Roberts who moved from New York, where he was involved in gangland takeovers of the city's nightclubs, to Miami, where he was set up with a powerful drug cartel, with Griselda as one of the major players.

Leonardo DiCaprio and director Peter Berg have previously been in talks to join.

Mark added: "We're waiting on the script. It's going to be sooner rather than later. We're going to shoot that in Miami, hopefully in the summer or the fall."

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