The Godmother (film)

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The Godmother
Directed byGerard Johnson
Produced byNicholas Pileggi
Daniela Cretu
Written byFrank Baldwin
StarringOlivier Martinez
John Leguizamo
Catalina Sandino Moreno
Jordi Mollà
Mehdi Dehbi
Diane Guerrero
Skyler Gisondo
Peter Greene
Music byMatt Johnson
CinematographyBenjamin Kracun
First Born Films
CountryUnited States

The Godmother is an upcoming American biographical crime drama film directed by Gerard Johnson and written by Frank Baldwin. The film stars Catalina Sandino Moreno, Mehdi Dehbi, Diane Guerrero, and Skyler Gisondo. The film is about the former drug lord Griselda Blanco, known as the Cocaine Godmother.



On October 1, 2014, it was announced that Catherine Zeta-Jones was set to play the Cocaine Godmother and drug lord Griselda Blanco in the film The Godmother, on the script by Frank Baldwin.[1] Daniela Cretu would produce the film through First Born Films, while Nicholas Pileggi would be executive producer.[1] On October 30, more cast members were announced including Catalina Sandino Moreno and Mehdi Dehbi.[2] On August 13, 2015, it was revealed that Gerard Johnson came on board to replace Eva Sørhaug for the directing job, while Sierra / Affinity would produce the film along with First Born Films.[3] Alexa Demie was cast in the film to play the young Blanco's role.[3] On October 14, 2015, Diane Guerrero was added to the cast to play Eva, a mule for Blanco.[4] On October 20, 2015, Skyler Gisondo joined the cast of the film to play an ambitious frat boy who gets in the cocaine trade, while Olivier Martinez, John Leguizamo, and Jordi Mollà were also cast in the film. Nicholas Pileggi would also produce the film.[5]

Principal photography on the film began on November 4, 2015 in Puerto Rico.[4][6] As of January 2018, no release date has been announced.


  1. ^ a b Yamato, Jen (October 1, 2014). "Catherine Zeta-Jones To Play Colombian Drug Lord In 'The Godmother'". Retrieved June 29, 2015.
  2. ^ McClintock, Pamela (October 30, 2014). "AFM: Catherine Zeta-Jones' Cocaine Drama 'The Godmother' Rounds Out Cast". Retrieved October 31, 2014.
  3. ^ a b A. Lincoln, Ross (August 13, 2015). "'The Godmother' Changes Directors, Adds Alexa Demie; J.K. Simmons And Terry Bradshaw Are 'Bastards'; Dave Franco Back For 'Neighbors 2'". Retrieved August 16, 2015.
  4. ^ a b N'Duka, Amanda (October 14, 2015). "Glen Powell Enlists In 'Sand Castle'; Diane Guerrero Joins 'The Godmother'". Retrieved November 8, 2015.
  5. ^ McNary, Dave (October 20, 2015). "Skyler Gisondo Joins Catherine Zeta-Jones in Drug Drama 'Godmother'". Retrieved November 8, 2015.
  6. ^ "On the Set for 11/6/15: Emily Blunt and Luke Evans Start 'Girl on the Train', Brad Pitt Wraps 'Lost City of Z'". November 6, 2015. Archived from the original on June 10, 2017. Retrieved November 8, 2015..

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