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TVLine Items: J. Lo to Play Drug Lord in HBO Film, PLL Return and More

Jennifer Lopez is entering the drug trade for HBO.

The actress will star in and executive-produce a film in development at the cabler about Griselda Blanco, aka “The Cocaine Godmother,” our sister site Variety reports.

Lopez will take on the lead role of Blanco, who revolutionized the U.S. drug trade during the 1970s and 1980s and became the most powerful female cartel member of all time.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* Chloe Bridges will return to Pretty Little Liars this season, reprising the role of evil swimmer Sydney Driscoll, reports. Sydney was last seen in Rosewood in Season 5.

* The Big Bang Theory has tapped Dean Norris (Under the Dome, Breaking Bad) to play a tough Air Force representative from the Department of Materiel Command, who’s interested in the boys’ quantum gyroscope for military applications, reports. The actor will appear in Season 10’s first three episodes, kicking off Sept. 19.

* Lifetime has ordered the original movie Who Killed JonBenét?, starring Once Upon a Time‘s Eion Bailey (as Detective Steve Thomas), Mr. Robot‘s Michel Gill (as JonBenét’s father, John) and Dexter’s Julia Campbell (as JonBenét’s mother, Patsy).

* The Affair Season 3 (premiering Nov. 20) will give Dominic West’s Noah a new love interest in French actress Irène Jacob. The character, Juliette Le Gall, helps Noah process a trauma from his past while running from her own secrets.

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  1. Kevin K says:

    Dean Norris was so great on Breaking Bad and I’m excited about his guest starring role on TBBT.

  2. Joey Padron says:

    Glad Dean Norris will be back on TV soon! Hope he’ll appear on Better Call Saul someday!

  3. tjchurch2001 says:

    We all know who killed JonBenet… Or will when their other child’s talk with Dr. Phil has aired!

  4. cccloc says:

    Isn’t there a TV show, Queen of the South, about a female Cocaine leader; and isn’t there a movie in development about the cocaine mother? I know there’s a long documentary about her. I saw it on cable.

  5. Dude says:

    Jennifer Lopez is the last person who should play her. Of all the talented actresses in Hollywood they went with her? SMH

    • lechatnoir says:

      Jlo is the resident latinx.they just rotate their golden five.she gets most of the dough and everyone else cookie crumbs.