Cocaine Cowboys II: Hustlin' with the Godmother trailer online
The trailer for Cocaine Cowboys II: Hustlin' with the Godmother has arrived online, the sequel to the successful and fascinating Cocaine Cowboys documentary which showed the true story of the rise of Miami as the drug capital of the U.S. told by the people who were involved in the influx of the drug and the rise of the drug trafficking trade.
Billy Corben was the man behind that film and he's working on the sequel which looks at the rise of the drug dealer Charles Crosby in Oakland California, coming from dealing small amounts of crack to being the head of a U.S. $40 million a year cocaine "business".
Crosby, not the singer nor the TV star, wrote a letter to the person who was the biggest dealer at the time, Griselda Blanco also known as the "Cocaine Godmother". She was in prison at the time but they kept communicating and soon after he was her lover and running her business while she served her time.
However she carries another nickname, "The Black Widow", because she has a habit of killing the men who get close to her. Soon enough she was questioning his loyalty and pushing him and those around him to ensure that he remains faithful. When a drug war begins to rise Crosby realises that he's in way too deep.
Here's the trailer for Cocaine Cowboys II: Hustlin' with the Godmother which I found through Filmofilia. See what you think, it would be interesting to hear from those who have seen the first Cocaine Cowboys documentary as well as those who haven't.
Could this documentary also be set to make it into a Hollywood feature? Cocaine Cowboys is currently being made into a dramatic feature by Peter Berg and starring Mark Wahlberg, and just reading the blurb for this one you can see the Hollywood possibilities pouring out of it.