Jen­nifer Lopez Is Re­turn­ing To Rom-Coms With 'Sec­ond Act'

Jen­nifer López pro­tag­o­nizará la co­me­dia román­tica “Sec­ond Act”

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Jen­nifer López pro­tag­o­nizará y pro­ducirá la co­me­dia román­tica “Sec­ond Act”, in­formó la com­pañía cin­e­matográ-fica STX­films por medio de un co­mu­ni­cado de prensa.

Esta cinta que di­ri­girá Peter Se­gal (“50 First Dates”, 2004) se cen­trará en la vida de una tra­ba­jadora de unos grandes al­macenes que se rein­venta para de­mostrar que la sabiduría de la calle es tan valiosa como tener un tí­tulo uni­ver­si­tario.

STX­films apuntó que el tono de “Sec­ond Act” será pare­cido al de “Work­ing Girl” (1988), que lid­er­aron Har­ri­son Ford,y Sigour­ney Weaver y Me­lanie Grif­fith; o “Maid in Man­hat­tan” (2002), que fue pre­cisa­mente pro­tag­o­nizada por Jen­nifer López.

“Hay muchas cosas que me en­can­tan de este proyecto y de este guion”, dijo la ac­triz y can­tante.

En este sen­tido, López ex­plicó que, a cierta edad, las mu­jeres son apartadas por la so­ciedad, una re­al­i­dad que la película pre­tende com­batir.

“‘Sec­ond Act’ es una his­to­ria que da poder a cada mu­jer para hacer más, para ser más, para no lim­i­tar sus sueños”, añadió.

López pro­ducirá este proyecto junto a Elaine Gold­smith-Thomas, Justin Zack­ham y Benny Me­d­ina.

“El tal­ento de Jen­nifer como ac­triz de tele­visión y cine, pro­duc­tora y can­tante es leg­en­dario. Es una ver­dadera su­per­e­strella global y creemos que es per­fecta para este pa­pel”, in­dicó el pres­i­dente de STX­films, Adam Fo­gel­son.

ENGLISH Jen­nifer Lopez will do a lit­tle bit of rein­vent­ing for her up­com­ing ro­man­tic com­edy.

The singer and ac­tress is set to star and pro­duce STX­Films’s film “Sec­ond Act,” The Wrap an­nounced on last Thurs­day. Lopez also shared the news on In­sta­gram with a cap- tion that sim­ply read: “Sur­prise!” The rom-com is set to fol­low a big­box em­ployee who rein­vents her­self and later gets the op­por­tu­nity to show Madi­son Av­enue the value of street smarts, ac­cord­ing to sev­eral trade pub­li­ca­tions.

“When Jen­nifer, Elaine [Gold­smith-Thomas] and Justin [Zack­ham] came to us with this idea, we loved it right away,” STX­films chair­man, Adam Fo­gel­son, told The Wrap. “The premise of rein­vent­ing your­self and cre­at­ing a ca­reer and life-defin­ing sec­ond act is hugely re­lat­able and as­pi­ra­tional.”

Fo­gel­son also em­pha­sized STX­film’s mis­sion to grow their port­fo­lio of fe­male-driven pro­jects.

Lopez is no stranger to ro­man­tic come­dies, hav­ing starred in films like “The Wed­ding Plan­ner,” “Maid in Man­hat­tan” and “Monster-In-Law” in the early 2000s. But she ex­pressed excitement about bring­ing this new story to life.

“There are so many things I love about this project and script,” Lopez said about the film in a state­ment, ac­cord­ing to The Hol­ly­wood Re­porter. “Peo­ple try to put women to sleep at a cer­tain age. “Sec­ond Act” is a story that em­pow­ers the ev­ery­woman to do more, to be more, and not limit their dreams.”

The film is set to be di­rected by Peter Se­gal (“50 First Dates”) and cur­rently has no re­lease date.

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