Jennifer Lopez is back in the news. It’s not for her rekindled romance with Ben Affleck (that’s so last month) but for her foray into the entertaining world of Netflix. Jenny from the block has inked a multi-year, first-look deal with Netflix via her company Nuyorican Productions along with producer friends Benny Medina and president of Nuyorican Productions Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas. Together they plan to unleash various content belonging to film and television, scripted and unscripted, to promote promising and diverse female actors, writers, and filmmakers.
Lopez said in a statement, “I am excited to announce my new partnership with Netflix. Elaine, Benny, and I believe there is no better home for us than a forward-leaning content creation company that seeks to defy conventional wisdom and directly market to the millions across the globe who no longer view art and entertainment kind of boundaries and limitations of the past. Not one to waste time, Lopez already has two projects underway; one with Mulan director Niki Caro is an action feature called The Mother, a story of a lethal female assassin who comes out of hiding to teach her daughter how to survive. Lopez herself is currently training for the role, and production will commence this fall.
The second Netflix project will show her as FBI Special Agent Nina Guerrera in the crime thriller The Cipher, based on Isabel Ojeda Maldonado’s novel. Lopez released a statement saying, “I am excited to announce my new partnership with Netflix. We at Nuyorican Productions are thrilled to find like-minded partners in Ted Sarandos, Scott Stuber, Bela Bajaria, and the whole team and look forward to getting to work right away.”
[Via – Hollywood Reporter]