Magazine article Screen International

Jennifer Lopez to Star in, Produce 'Second Act' for STXfilms

Magazine article Screen International

Jennifer Lopez to Star in, Produce 'Second Act' for STXfilms

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Company boards latest female-driven project after Bad Moms, Valerian, Molly’s Game.

Jennifer Lopez will star in and produce the rom-com Second Act for STXfilms, it emerged on Thursday.

Peter Segal, whose credits include 50 First Dates, Anger Management and Get Smart, will direct from a screenplay by Justin Zackham and Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas.

Second Act is described as being in the vein of Working Girl and Maid In Manhattan and centres on 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, she learns it is never too late to start over.

STX developed the project with Lopez from an idea by Goldsmith-Thomas and Zackham. Lopez produces with Goldsmith-Thomas, Zackham and Benny Medina.

It is the latest project from STXfilms to feature a strong female lead after Bad Moms, and the upcoming Valerian, Molly’s Game, and Hapytime Murders. …

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