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“Power” Star Sinqua Walls Joins Mack Wilds & More On “The Breaks” + Jennifer Lopez Set To Play Drug Lord Griselda Blanco

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Since getting killed off on “Power,” actor Sinqua Walls has landed a new gig on “The Breaks.” In movie news, Jennifer Lopez is gearing up to star and executive produce a new film about drug lord Griselda Blanco. Deets inside….

We here at TheYBF.com did a collective "Daaaaamn bruh" when Sinqua Wells was killed off the hit STARZ series “Power." Yes, he was one of our faves and major eye candy. But, no need to cry for his departure as will be joining a new show.

Today, VH1 announced Sinqua has been cast to star in the new scripted series “The Breaks,” based on the hit film that aired earlier this year. Fruitvale Station star Melonie Diaz and “Billions” actress Ali Ahn round out the cast of newbies.

The sexy actor will be joining the cast, including “90210” star Mack Wilds, lead star Afton Williamson, “The Wire” actor Wood Harris, “Ballers” star Antoine Harris, “The Magicians” actor David Call and “Sex & The City” star Evan Handler.

Below is a synopsis (via press release):

Inspired by the book by journalist Dan Charnas entitled The Big Payback, a narrative history of the hip-hop business, “The Breaks” is written, directed and executive produced by Seith Mann (“The Wire,” “The Walking Dead,” “Homeland”) with a story by Mann and Charnas. John J. Strauss (“Mozart in the Jungle”) is joining as Executive Producer for the series. The film followed three young friends fulfilling their hip hop dreams in New York City in 1990. The series will continue to explore their triumph and heartbreak trying to make their mark in a new and complex hip hop culture.

Production is set to start in a few days and the new series is expected to debut in January 2017.

Below, Afton and Mack snapped it up during the 2nd day of fittings:

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Will you be watching?

In movie news...

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Jennifer Lopez is gearing up for a new movie that will tell the tale of notorious drug lord Griselda Blanco, according to Deadline.

If you saw “Cocaine Cowboys” then you know exactly who we’re talking about. And this MIGHT just be a genius casting decision low key.

The ruthless drug lord was a major player in the drug game back in the 70s and 80s and became the most powerful female cartel member of all time. She was often referred to as “The Cocaine Godmother” and chick did NOT play when it came to her money or her product.  At all.

HBO is developing the film and JLo is executive producing the movie.  As Exec. Producer you get first dibs on which role you will play....so chick is making power moves.

“I’ve been fascinated by the life of this corrupt and complicated woman for many years,” said JLo. “The idea of teaming with HBO felt like the perfect fit for finally bringing Griselda’s story to life.”

We are SO here for this one!

 

EXTRAS:

1. Training Day director Antoine Fuqua is in talks with Universial for a Scarface remake. STORY

 

Photos: Getty/Afton's IG/JLo's IG

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