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'Blow' inspiration George Jung wrote a sequel about his life while he was in prison

"Blow" was released in 2001, and starred Johnny Depp as George Jung.
By Annie Martin Follow @littlemannie   |   June 6, 2014 at 3:22 PM

LOS ANGELES, June 6 (UPI) -- Blow inspiration George Jung was released from prison earlier this week, and a sequel about his life is already in the works.

The 71-year-old was arrested in 1995 with nearly 500 pounds of marijuana, and served 17 years of a 22-year sentence. He played a major role in the U.S. cocaine trade in the 1970s and early 1980s, and was once responsible for 89 percent of cocaine imported into the country.

His exploits were chronicled in Bruce Porter's 1993 book Blow, and a movie adaptation starring Johnny Depp was released in 2001.

A representative for Jung tells TMZ the former cocaine smuggler wrote a sequel while he was in prison. The book, titled Heavy, features some of the same characters from Blow, and details more of his cocaine adventures.

Heavy is scheduled for release next month, and a movie production company has taken interest in the book.

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