October 26, 2021

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Jennifer Lopez signs multi-year first-look deal with Netflix

Jennifer Lopez, JLO, Netflix

Proving that she’s one of the hardest-working performers in the business, Jennifer Lopez’s Nuyorican Productions has inked a multi-year first-look deal with Netflix that will include feature films, TV series, and unscripted content. 

The deal will also put an emphasis on projects that support diverse female actors, writers, and filmmakers. Ahead of the deal going public, Lopez already had two feature projects in the works at the platform including the Niki Caro-directed The Mother and The Cipher, which is based on the Isabel Ojeda Maldonado novel. The Mother follows a deadly assassin who comes out of hiding to teach her daughter how to survive. Lopex is currently in training for the role and it’s expected to start filming in the fall. The actress had this to say about the Netflix deal:

“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 with the kind of boundaries and limitations of the past. 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.”

Lopez was last seen on the big screen in 2019’s Hustlers which garnered her some of her best reviews in years and went on to become her best opening for a live-action movie at the domestic box office with $33.1 million. By the end of its run, the film grossed $105 million domestically and $157.6 million worldwide. Lopez also has the romantic comedies Marry Me and Shotgun Wedding set to open in 2022. Needless to say, Jennifer Lopez is going to be a very busy woman.

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