Washington [US], June 7 (ANI): Hollywood actress and singer Jennifer Lopez recently signed a landmark multi-year deal with Netflix for its production banner, Nuyorican Productions.
According to Variety, Lopez will produce a roster of film and television content, both scripted and unscripted, that will feature a variety of actresses, writers and filmmakers.
Two Netflix feature films with Lopez, “The Mother”, directed by Niki Caro, and “The Cipher”, based on the novel of the same name by Isabel Ojeda Maldonado had previously been announced by the streamer.
“In all aspects of her career, Jennifer Lopez has been a force in entertainment. By partnering with her and Nuyorican, we know that she will continue to bring hard-hitting stories, joy and inspiration to the world. audiences around the world, ”Scott Stuber, head of Netflix Global Films, said in a prepared statement.
Bela Bajaria, Head of Global Television, Netflix, hailed Lopez as “a singular talent whose creativity and vision have captivated audiences and inspired the next generation across the world. For years, she and the Nuyorican team have brought a distinctive voice to entertainment, and I look forward to working with her and the team to create new series our members will love. “‘The Mother’ follows a murderous woman who comes out of hiding to teach her daughter how to survive. “Lovecraft Country” showrunner Misha Green wrote the screenplay, with current revisions from Andrea Berloff. Caro’s other credits include “The Zookeeper’s Wife” and “Whale Rider”.
“The Cipher” centered on FBI Special Agent Nina Guerrera, who finds herself embroiled in a serial killer case after strategically posting complex codes and puzzles online. The codes correspond to recent murders, designed to lure him into a cat-and-mouse hunt. Liza Fleissig, Ginger Harris-Dontzin, Catherine Hagedorn and Maldonado will be the executive producers, and Courtney Baxter will be the associate producer.
“I am delighted to announce my new partnership with Netflix. Elaine, Benny and I believe there is no better home for us than a forward-looking content creation company that seeks to challenge misconceptions and directly market the millions of people around the world who no longer see art and entertainment with the kind of boundaries and limitations of the past, ”Lopez said.
She added: “At Nuyorican Productions we are delighted to find like-minded partners in Ted Sarandos, Scott Stuber, Bela Bajaria and the whole team and we look forward to starting work immediately.” According to Variety, Lopez s ‘is currently training for his role in “The Mother,” which is slated to begin production this fall and is slated for release in the fourth quarter of 2022. The multi-hyphen has appeared in numerous films, including “Hustlers,” which ‘she co-produced with her Nuyorican banner. (ANI)