Jennifer Lopez to Star In “Second Act,” Romantic Comedy in Vein of “Maid in Manhattan” and “Working Girl”


Jennifer Lopez Second ActGetty Images

will star in and produce the romantic comedy for STXfilms, the announced Thursday.

(50 First Dates) will direct from a script by and , who conceived the idea together and are also producing the film with and Lopez, who developed the film with STX.

Described as a romantic comedy in the vein of Working Girl and the 2002 Lopez vehicle Maid In Manhattan, Second Act will find J-Lo playing a big box store employee who reinvents her life and her lifestyle when she gets the chance to prove to Madison Avenue that street smarts are as valuable as a college degree.

“When Jennifer, Elaine and Justin came to us with this idea, we loved it right away,” said STXfilms chairman Adam Fogelson. “The premise of reinventing yourself and creating a and life-defining second act is hugely relatable and aspirational. Jennifer’s talents as a film and television actress, producer and recording artist are legendary. She is a true global superstar and and we think she is perfect for this role. We are excited to add Second Act to an outstanding and growing portfolio of female-driven that we are building at STXfilms.”

“There are so many things I love about this and script,” added Lopez. “People try to put women to sleep at a certain age. Second Act is a story that empowers the every woman to do more, to be more, and not limit their dreams. I am thrilled to partner with STX as they continue to create and empower the female audience.”

The marks another significant female-driven title for STXfilms. The company’s next five releases — Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, Molly’s Game, Gringo, A Bad Moms Christmas and The Happytime Murders — feature women in leading roles, and STXfilms recently announced a number of produced by and starring Anne Hathaway, Melissa McCarthy, Amy Schumer and Michelle Williams.

Lopez is a Golden Globe-nominated actress who currently stars NBC’s Shades of Blue. She’s represented by .

  | Editor in Chief

Leave A Reply