Jennifer Lopez is expected to be heavily featured on Netflix from now on. The star has in fact signed a contract with the streaming platform for several years, the amount of which has not been specified, but which includes not only films but also series, scripted and unscripted.
“I am happy to announce my new partnership with Netflix (…) There is no better place for us than a forward-looking content creation company, which seeks to challenge conventional wisdom and to s ‘directly address the millions of people around the world who no longer consider art and entertainment with the boundaries and limitations of the past. At Nuyorican Productions [sa société de production], we are delighted to find like-minded partners, ”she said in a statement.
According to Deadline, two of the main projects born from this partnership are already in production, or almost: they are The Mother, a film about a female murderer who decides to come out of retirement to teach her daughter to become a killer too. Jennifer Lopez is already training for the role, which begins filming next fall.
Second current project: an adaptation of the novel The Cipher, by Isabel Ojeda Maldonado, who tells the story of the hunt for an FBI agent by a serial killer.
It is unknown what or how many other projects were included in the star’s contract, but Netflix seems excited to collaborate with one of Hollywood’s most popular stars. “Jennifer is a singular talent whose creativity and vision have captivated audiences and inspired the new generation around the world. For years, she and the team at Nuyorican have brought a distinct voice to entertainment, and I look forward to working with her and the team to create new series that our members will love, ”said Scott Stuber, Head of television at Netflix.