Friday, September 21, 2012

Jennifer Lopez Wants to Play Drug Lord Griselda Blanco - Five of Her Most Overlooked Movie Thrillers

Jennifer Lopez
The recent murder of Griselda Blanco -- dubbed Colombia's infamous "Cocaine Godmother" -- may not resonate with some people, but if Jennifer Lopez has her way, we'll get a glimpse of one of the world's most deadly drug lords. According to Mark Wahlberg, who has a script in the works about the life of Blanco, J-Lo is said to be chomping at the bit to play the Colombian cartel queen. Despite the fact that she's best known for her work in rom-coms, Jennifer has snagged parts in several thrillers. Here are a couple of her most neglected films.
"U-Turn" (1997) - Upstaged By a Snake
J-Lo's highly sexualized role should have been a huge magnet for audiences. Alas, that simply wasn't the case. "U-Turn" did very poorly at the box office, earning less than $7 million of its estimated $20 million production budget. With Oliver Stone's dusty comic book imagery and a solid cast (Nick Nolte, Joaquin Phoenix, and Sean Penn amongst others) this movie probably should have been a smash. However, just a few months prior, the world watched Jennifer wrestle with a giant snake in "Anaconda." It's no wonder her subtle performance in "U-Turn" didn't seem to go over so well.

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