Cather­ine’s set to be a God­mother

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CATHER­INE Zeta Jones will play a real-life CRIME BOSS in a new big-screen drama.

The 45-year-old Welsh ac­tress ( above) will ap­pear as gang­ster Griselda Blanco in The God­mother.

Blanco was the first and only woman to rise to the higher ech­e­lons of Colom­bia’s ruth­less Medellin drug car­tel.

She was a fear­some fig­ure at the cen­tre of the Mi­ami drug wars of the 1970s and 1980s and or­dered hun­dreds of as­sas­si­na­tions dur­ing her reign of ter­ror.

An in­sider re­vealed: “It’s a fan­tas­tic role for Cather­ine. Blanco was com­pletely ruth­less.”

Blanco – nick­named La Mad­rina (The Black Widow) and the Co­caine God­mother – rose from her roots as a pen­ni­less pros­ti­tute to head a huge drug dis­tri­bu­tion net­work.

After her ar­rest in 1985, the mum-of-four served 18 years in prison be­fore be­ing re­leased in 2004.

She was deported back to Colom­bia where she was killed in a motorcycle drive-by as­sas­si­na­tion in 2012.

THE stage of the Haskell opera house is in Ver­mont, USA, while the au­di­ence sit in Stanstead,

Que­bec.

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