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Magnet Picks Up Cocaine Cowboys 2
(released 2/13/2008)

Magnet Releasing announced on Thursday, February 7th, in conjunction with the 58th Berlin International Film Festival, the acquisition of world distribution rights to rakontur's Cocaine Cowboys 2: Hustlin' With The Godmother - the sequel to the documentary Cocaine Cowboys, which was released by Magnolia Pictures in 2006. Magnet Releasing is a division of Todd Wagner and Mark Cuban's Magnolia Pictures which was established in September 2007.

Magnolia's Laird Adamson is handling sales of foreign territories for Cocaine Cowboys 2: Hustlin' With The Godmother. The original Cocaine Cowboys sold in over 25 territories. Magnolia Home Entertainment also has DVD rights to the sequel.

rakontur expects to have the film completed by June.

Cocaine Cowboys 2: Hustlin' With The Godmother begins in 1991 with Charles Cosby, who is selling ounces of cocaine on the inner-city streets of Oakland, California. His life is changed forever when he writes a fan letter to the "Cocaine Godmother" Griselda Blanco, an unforgettable crime figure immortalized in Cocaine Cowboys who is serving time at a nearby federal prison. Six months later, Cosby is a multi-millionaire, Blanco's lover, and the head of her $40 million a year cocaine business. Also known as "The Black Widow" for her propensity to permanently dispose of her men when she's done with them, Blanco will stop at nothing to ensure that Charles is faithful to her. Cosby soon learns that he's in way over his head.

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