Leah Remini Joins Jennifer Lopez in the Rom-Com Second Act



Leah Remini joins Jennifer Lopez in the rom-com Second Act

STXfilms today announced that Leah Remini has joined the cast of the upcoming romantic comedy starring Jennifer Lopez, Second Act. Peter Segal will direct the film, which was developed by STX with Lopez from an idea conceived by Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas and Justin Zackham.

Remini is an award-winning actress, New York Times Best-Selling author and executive producer currently starring on the CBS sitcom, Kevin Can Wait. Remini recently won her first Emmy Award for her critically acclaimed A&E series, Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath. The show is currently in its second season. Remini is repped by APA and Art2Perform.

Second Act is a romantic comedy in the vein of Maid In Manhattan, which also starred Lopez, and the comedy classic Working Girl. When a Big Box store employee, played by Lopez, reinvents her life and her lifestyle, she gets the chance to prove to Madison Avenue that street smarts are as valuable as a college degree, and that it is never too late for a Second Act. Remini will play the role of “Joan,” Lopez’s best friend and fellow Big Box employee from Queens.

Written by Justin Zackham (The Bucket List, the FX Series Lights Out) and Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, the project will be produced by Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, Jennifer Lopez, Justin Zackham and Benny Medina.

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