TV Special For Man Who Inspired Johnny Depp's Blow Character

05/02/2011
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(TMZ) 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.

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. more on this story

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