Depp plays George Jung in this adaptation of Bruce Porter’s 1993 book Blow: How a Small Town Boy Made $100 Million with the Medellín Cocaine Cartel and Lost It All. Directed by Ted Demme, Blow follows Jung and his associates as they rise up the ladder from ordinary people to some of the biggest drug dealers the world has known. Co-starring Penelope Cruz. On meeting Jung:
Jung was a very charming and smart guy, he’s doing his time. I thought, ‘Yeah he did a lot of horrible things, but in a way I saw him as a victim of his upbringing as we all are’.