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'Blow' Inspiration Targeted for TV Show Special

5/1/2011 7:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

George Jung -- Johnny Depp's real-life cocaine-dealing inspiration for the movie "Blow" -- is still locked up in prison ... but TMZ has learned Jung is in talks with a TV show interested in doing a special on his life behind bars.

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Sources close to Jung tell TMZ ... producers from the National Geographic Channel show "Locked Up Abroad" have reached out to the infamous coke kingpin in the hopes of featuring him on a documentary-style special on his "experiences surrounding [Jung's] imprisonment and release."

We're told Jung -- who's still serving time in LaTuna Prison in Texas for drug smuggling -- was initially turned off by the idea ... but now, we're told, he's had a change of heart and wants to do it.

FYI -- "Locked Up" famously ran a similar movie-inspired episode last year -- featuring the real-life Henry Hill ... the guy who inspired "Goodfellas."

We're told Jung's business partners are slated to meet up with producers as soon as next week.

Calls to the production company have not been returned.


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16.

Holly    

@John Johnson
Jung dosent receive any money off the books, movie, and probably wont make any money on future projects unless a judge makes an exception.

I thought Johnny Depps performance was great, but I was didnt like the movie at all.

1089 days ago
17.

Rastus    

Ether based cola was so much better than what's on the streets today. Sad...

1089 days ago
18.

Holly    

@Grouch
This was meant for Grouch.....

Jung dosent receive any money off the books, movie, and probably wont make any money on future projects unless a judge makes an exception.

I thought Johnny Depps performance was great, but I was didnt like the movie at all.

1089 days ago
19.

If sense were common everyone would have it.    

Must have been rejected by the parole board; he was due in 2010.

1089 days ago
20.

CrashAndBurn    

What they need to do is free this jail bird so he can smuggle in the more potent cocaine known to man so we can eliminate all those crackheads among us that keep dumbing down America.

1089 days ago
21.

Barb    

Jung has "business partners"?

1089 days ago
22.

Ange    

Since when is Texas abroad?

1089 days ago
23.

the Seeker    

I thought they had a 'son of sam law'so criminals could not get rich of their crimes.

1089 days ago
24.

Steve     

@ BArb Yes George has business Partners with his own production comapny. They are currently in the works of doing a second movie Called Cat N Mouse. Goes Behind what you did not see in the original blow. @ Joe I believe you should read some mre because George And Carlos were parters until Carlos Crossed him the only reason carlos made more money was because Carlos started his own distrubution and smuggling in aliance with Escabar Which he later turned on as well.

1088 days ago
25.

Norma Deen Juracsik    

This man never killed anybody, as I remember. He's been in prison far too long. They let killers and rapists out in just a few years. Can't believe he wasn't let out by now. They need that space for the really bad guys.

1020 days ago
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