The star will co-produce these crime or science fiction stories.
In 2021, everything seems to be smiling at Jennifer lopez. The shooting of his latest film, Shotgun Stories, was particularly publicized, in particular because it was preceded by a scandal (it is Armie Hammer who was to play his partner in the film, but he was replaced by Josh Duhamel when the actor of Lone Ranger was accused of rape) and that it was behind the scenes of this action comedy filmed in the Dominican Republic that the star reconnected with her childhood sweetheart, Ben Affleck.
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At 51 years old, Jennifer Lopez continues more than ever projects as an actress and producer, and for good reason: she recently signed a contract with Netflix, via her box Nuyorican Productions, to be at the origin of her next projects. She has since been announced to the cast of two thrillers, The Mother, by Niki Caro (the director of Mulan), from The Cipher, Isabelle Maldolano, and finallyAtlas, a sci-fi film that she has just joined and which will be directed by Brad Peyton (Crawling). Here are the details.
Deadline specifies that the idea of this multi-million dollar deal is to co-produce for the platform films and series featuring heroines coming out of clichés and / or which will be written / directed by women. Jennifer Lopez won’t star in all of the resulting projects, but she will star in at least three feature films.
Written by Aron Eli Coleite (Daybreak) and Leo Sardarian (StartUp), Atlas will tell how a woman from the future fights against an artificial intelligence wanting to destroy humanity. To do this, she will have to team up with what she fears the most in the world … an artificial intelligence!
In The Mother, imagined by Micha Green (Lovecraft Country, the next tomb Raider), she will play a professional assassin who lived in hiding and must come out of the shadows to save her daughter, whom she had to abandon several years before.
In Cipher, adapted by Isabelle Maldolano from her own book, this time she will play an FBI agent investigating a serial killer who shared codes and puzzles related to his murders on the internet.
Note that in addition to these films for Netflix, Jennifer Lopez will be showing two films in theaters in 2022: Shotgun Stories is produced by Lionsgate and Marry me, a musical and romantic comedy starring Owen Wilson, by Universal.
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