George Lopez will next shoot Henry Poole Is Here, a dramedy from Mark Pellington. The comedian then will segue to Swing Vote, a Radar Pictures comedy starring Kevin Costner, who also is producing.
“Poole,” based on an original screenplay by Albert Torres, centers on a man (Luke Wilson) who discovers that he only has six weeks to live. He leaves his job, fiancee and overbearing mother and tries to spend his remaining days in seclusion. But he goes through a miracle transformation, and his neighbors disrupt his plan.
Lopez, who will play a priest, joins Adriana Barraza and Radha Mitchell in the film.
Lopez also will lend his voice to the Walt Disney Pictures comedy South of the Border, being directed by Raja Gosnell.