Jennifer Lopez will star in and produce the romantic comedy Second Act for STXfilms! Second Act is a romantic comedy in the vein of Working Girl and Maid In Manhattan. When a big box store employee reinvents her life and her lifestyle, she gets the chance to prove to Madison Avenue that street smarts are as valuable as a college degree, and that it is never too late for a Second Act.
The project was developed by STX with Jennifer from an idea conceived by her producing partner, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, and Justin Zackham. Written by Justin Zackham (The Bucket List, the FX Series “Lights Out”) and Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, the project will be produced by Jennifer Lopez, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, Justin Zackham and Benny Medina.
“When Jennifer, Elaine and Justin came to us with this idea, we loved it right away,” said Adam Fogelson, Chairman of STXfilms. “The premise of reinventing yourself and creating a career and life-defining second act is hugely relatable and aspirational. Jennifer’s talents as a film and television actress, producer and recording artist are legendary. She is a true global superstar and and we think she is perfect for this role. We are excited to add Second Act to an outstanding and growing portfolio of female-driven projects that we are building at STXfilms.”
“There are so many things I love about this project and script,” said Jennifer. “People try to put women to sleep at a certain age. Second Act is a story that empowers the every woman to do more, to be more, and not limit their dreams. I am thrilled to partner with STX as they continue to create and empower the female audience.”
Peter Segal (50 First Dates, Anger Management, Get Smart) will direct the film.