Thu. Feb 25th, 2021

Jennifer Lopez to play assassin in Niki Caro’s Netflix thriller ‘The Mother’

US actress and singer J.Lo is also co-producing the film, in which she plays an assassin who comes out of hiding to protect a daughter she gave up years before.

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The 51-year-old In the Morning singer, who performed live at US President Joe Biden’s inauguration in January along with the likes of Lady Gaga, is also set to star in and produce Netflix’s adaptation of The Cipher.

The Mother is said to be in the vein of Luc Besson’s 1994 classic, The Professional, which starred Jean Reno and a young Natalie Portman.

Misha Green is in charge of the script for The Mother, with edits from Andrea Berloff.

Jennifer Lopez to play FBI agent in ‘The Cipher’

The Cipher, meanwhile, will see Lopez portraying FBI agent Nina Guerrera in the movie based on Isabella Malondo’s best-selling novel.

Nina finds herself drawn into a serial killer’s case after he strategically posts complex codes and riddles online. The codes correspond to recent murders, designed to lure her into a cat-and-mouse chase.

The Second Act star previously played Detective Harlee Santos in the TV series Shades of Blue. She also has a number of other films on the way, including Marry Me and The Godmother.

Jennifer Lopez and Owen Wilson in ‘Marry Me’

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Jennifer Lopez performs live from Times Square in New York during New Year’s Eve celebrations on 31 December 2020. Image: Gary Hershorn/Getty Images

In the former film, the On The Floor hitmaker will couple up with Owen Wilson. Lopez will play a pop star who marries a stranger (played by Wilson) after finding out her fiancé has cheated on her.

The pair meet after the singer holds a “marry me” sign at one of her concerts. The forthcoming flick has been compared to rom-com classics Notting Hill and The Proposal.

It’s not the first time Lopez and Wilson, also 51, have starred alongside each other. They appeared together in the 1997 horror Anaconda, along with the likes of Ice Cube and Jon Voight.

Another collaboration with ‘Second Act’ producers

Lopez is also producing Marry Me alongside Elaine Goldsmith Thomas and Benny Media. The trio also worked on 2018’s Second Act.

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