Look, it’s not easy being a woman who comes from nothing and builds an entire international drug trade of her own — and that seems to go double for storytellers trying to capture this unbelievable true story for an expensive streaming series. Then again, perhaps it was appropriate that the fictional depiction of a criminal empire should end up in the crosshairs of a legal dispute. According to Entertainment Tonight (via CBS News), Netflix and Griselda star/producer Sofia Vergara is being sued by the real family of Griselda Blanco, who died in Colombia in 2012. The main complaint is that her now-adult child is allegedly being run by her children, who are running Their properties, they have never allowed their images to be used in the show or been compensated for material used in the scripts, and as a result, are seeking to prevent the series from being broadcast at all. This will be an extremely difficult task, given that “Griselda” is currently on track to premiere on Netflix tomorrow, January 25, 2024.
But it gets more brutal than that. Apparently, even the families of drug lords have a great sense of humor. Although there’s nothing frivolous about the claims that Netflix didn’t do its due diligence in clearing all sides of this story for its fictional retelling (which is only the latest iteration of the Griselda Blanco saga, with Catherine Zeta-Jones previously starring as the drug queen). In the 2018 Lifetime movie “Cocaine Godmother”), maybe you Do He must deliver it to the Blanco family. Griselda’s son is listed among the plaintiffs in the lawsuit and his name is Michael Corleone Blanco. You can’t make this stuff up, guys.