The Mother: Jennifer Lopez to star in Netflix’s new action film
According to Deadline, Golden Globe nominee Jennifer Lopez has officially signed on for the leading role in Netflix’s upcoming action film titled The Mother. In addition, live-action Mulan director Niki Caro has entered negotiations to helm the project.
The Mother will follow the story of a deadly female assassin (Lopez) who comes out of hiding to protect the daughter that she gave up years before, while on the run from dangerous men. The project is being likened to Luc Besson’s 1994 film The Professional starring Jean Reno and Natalie Portman.
The film is written by Misha Green (Lovecraft Country) with revisions by Andrea Berloff (Straight Otta Compton). Lopez will also be serving as a producer along with Elaine Goldsmith Thomas through their Nuyorican Productions. Green and Benny Medina are also set as producers along with Vertigo Entertainment’s Roy Lee and Miri Yoon. Catherine Hagedorn has also boarded the project as an executive producer and Courtney Baxter will serve as an associate producer.
This project marks Lopez’s latest collaboration with Netflix, which has been working on the film adaptation of The Cipher centering around Lopez as an FBI agent. The award-winning singer’s other film credits include: Anaconda, Maid in Manhattan, Enough, Monster-in-Law, Selena, and Hustlers. The latter two earned her two Golden Globe nominations for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress, respectively.
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