George Jung, the former cocaine dealer who was released from prison this week, said he wrote a sequel to “Blow,” a movie starring Johnny Depp based on his life.
Jung, 71, told TMZ after he was released from prison after 20 years that a sequel was written. The new book, called “Heavy,” will talk about his drug-smuggling endeavors before he was locked up.
“Blow,” written by Bruce Porter, only told a small portion of the cocaine smuggling trade he was involved in.
A movie company is interested in the book already. “Heavy” will come out next month, TMZ reported.
Jung left the Federal Correctional Institution at Fort Dix for a halfway house on Monday. He was due to be released in November.
Jung was sentenced in 1997 in Massachusetts to nearly 22 years in prison for conspiracy to possess marijuana with intent to distribute.
Jung was arrested in 1995 in East Dennis, Massachusetts, when police seized between 400 and 500 pounds of marijuana.
He was the subject of the 1993 book and 2001 movie “Blow,” in which Depp portrayed Jung’s role as the American connection to the Colombian cocaine cartel in the late 1970s and early `80s.
TMZ also reported that Jung is currently trying to rekindle his relationship with his daughter, Kristina Jung.
The webiste said that she and Jung attempted to reconcile over the past few years. She visited him in prison a couple of times while he was in prison.
In the 1980s, Jung was said to have been supplying most of the cocaine in the U.S. via the Medellin Cartel in Colombia.
“I thought cocaine was a fantastic drug. A wonder drug, like everybody else. It gave you [an] energy burst. You could stay awake for days on end, and it was just marvelous and I didn’t think it was evil at all,” Jung said in an interview with PBS Frontline in 2000. “I put it almost in the same category as marijuana, only hell of a lot better. It was a tremendous energy boost. It gave the feeling, a high, but nobody knew, well maybe a small percentage of people knew. But eventually everybody knew how evil it really was.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.