Jennifer Lopez, the American singer, actor and dancer who recently performed at the swearing-in ceremony of US President Joe Biden, is set to star in and co-produce the upcoming Netflix thriller The Mother.
Con Todo, Netflix’s social media community for “Spanglish” content, announced the film on Twitter and wrote that The Mother narrates the story of “a deadly female assassin who comes out of hiding to protect the daughter that she gave up years before, while on the run from dangerous men”.
Misha Green, who is best known for the American horror drama series Lovecraft Country (2020), is writing the screenplay for The Mother with revisions by Andrea Berloff (best known for the 2015 biographical drama Straight Outta Compton), according to a report by the Deadline.
The report also mentioned that Niki Caro, the director and screenwriter who is best known for the 2020 animated Disney film Mulan, is in talks to direct The Mother.
Lopez is co-producing The Mother along with Elaine Goldsmith Thomas, under the banner of Nuyorican Productions, Benny Medina, Roy Lee and Miri Yoon, under the Vertigo Entertainment banners, as well as Green. Catherine Hagedorn is the executive producer with Courtney Baxter is the film’s associate producer.
Lopez had recently announced that she will be starring in and producing another upcoming Netflix film, which is an adaptation of the 2020 Isabella Maldonado novel The Cipher. Lopez will play an FBI agent Nina Guerrera in the film, who is “pulled into a serial killer’s case after he leaves complex codes and riddles online, which are linked to his recent murders”.
Lopez will also be starring in Marry Me, a romantic comedy film which will also see Lopez in the producer’s chair. The film, which is in the post-production phase, will release in theatres on May 14.
El Cantante, a 2006 biographical film, was the first film which Lopez produced besides acting in it.