Jennifer Lopez’s Netflix Documentary ‘Halftime’ Set To Open Tribeca Film Festival

The Tribeca Film Festival is expected to kick off with a bang with the upcoming Jennifer Lopez Netflix documentary, Halftime.

The movie follows Lopez as she reflects on her career as a global recording artist and movie star. It will also, of course, show her preparation for her Super Bowl halftime performance back in 2020.

The documentary is directed by Amanda Micheli and will offer an intimate peek behind the curtain following Lopez as she readies herself for her Super Bowl Halftime show, as well as her performance at the recent presidential inauguration.

The 2022 Tribeca Film Festival is expected to start on Wednesday, June 8. Micheli, the director of the movie, expressed gratitude that the festival organizers decided to kick things off with her film.

It’s an honor to be selected for the opening night of Tribeca, and so fitting to be celebrating this critical milestone in Jennifer’s life and career just miles from where she grew up! To have the opportunity to share this film on the big screen with a New York audience is a dream come true.

It’s been a huge year for Lopez. Not only does she have this documentary premiering, she also just got engaged to Ben Affleck.

Safe to say, things are very good for Lopez right now. In fact, this might be the happiest time of her life. And that’s saying a lot because she’s had a ridiculous amount of success in life.

Lionsgate Gives Up Jennifer Lopez’s ‘Shotgun Wedding’ Film To Amazon Prime Video

You may remember us talking about Jennifer Lopez’s upcoming rom-com ‘Shotgun Wedding‘ last year when it was revealed Josh Duhamel was replacing Armie Hammer as Lopez’s romantic interest in the film. As most of you know, Hammer was removed from Hollywood after revealing himself as a cannibal.

Anyway, then Josh came in and shot the film with Lopez, and now it looks like no one wants it after seeing the finished product.

It was reported this week that Lionsgate sold U.S. rights to Amazon Prime Video. Lionsgate had plans to open this movie inside theaters, but for whatever reason, they decided it wasn’t worth it. And it’s not like the release date was far off, they were scheduled to release it on June 29.

It’s not clear when the release date will be now.

Since release plans have not been finalized, sources say there’s a chance the movie will be available in select cinemas on the same day as its digital debut.

Lopez’s last film, Marry Me, debuted in theaters and streaming at the same time, and it worked out well for the studio, so Amazon might take the same approach.

Jason Moore directed ‘Shotgun Wedding,’ in which Lopez and Duhamel play partners who gather their families for a destination wedding. But as the couple begins to get cold feet, the entire wedding party is taken hostage. The cast also includes Jennifer Coolidge, Sonia Braga, Cheech Marin, Selena Tan and Lenny Kravitz.

We’ll keep you posted.

Jennifer Lopez’s Upcoming Romantic Comedy ‘Marry Me’ Will Hit Theaters And Streaming At The Same Time

Before watching ‘West Side Story’ last week, the trailer for ‘Marry Me‘ played. The audience around me watched and then laughed, not with it, but at it.

And that’s not a good sign, which is probably why the studio has decided to release it on Peacock the same day it hits theaters, to give the film max exposure.

It was announced this week that Universal Pictures will debut the film on Feb. 11, 2022 on Peacock and inside theaters across the country. The streaming release strategy was not part of the original plan.

The romcom features Jennifer Lopez playing an extended version of herself. She’s a mega pop star who gets cheated on right before a scheduled proposal. Lopez’s character is completely blindsided, so she jumps onstage and asks some random fan (Owen Wilson) to marry her.

According to the studio, ‘Marry Me’ will seek to answer one question: ‘Can two people from such different worlds bridge the gulf between them and build a place where they both belong?’

Ah, yes. That’s the question, huh? If you want to find out the answer, check out ‘Marry Me’ in February.

Watch the trailer below. Just a warning though, it sucks.

Watch Jennifer Lopez And Owen Wilson Get Married In First Trailer For ‘Marry Me’

Jennifer Lopez and Owen Wilson star in the upcoming romantic comedy, Marry Me, which is set to be released inside theaters February 11, 2022, just in time for Valentine’s Day.

The story follows Lopez as Kat, a music superstar, who marries a complete stranger (Owen Wilson) during a concert after she finds out her boyfriend is cheating on her.

So basically, Lopez is playing an extended version of herself, and Wilson? Well, he got to kiss and pretend to be married to Jennifer Lopez, so that’s a win in my book.

In addition to Lopez and Wilson, this flick stars Sarah Silverman, Jimmy Fallon, Maluma, and John Bradley.

Marry Me was directed by Kat Coiro, which extends Lopez’s streak of working with female directors. During an interview with Variety in 2020, Lopez explained the importance of working with female filmmakers…

A lot of times, the best person for the job is a woman. ‘Hustlers’ was a woman director, ‘Marry Me’ was a woman director, ‘The Godmother’ is going to be a woman director. It’s a great time!

Check out the trailer below…

Jennifer Lopez Set To Save Humanity In Upcoming Sci-Fi Thriller Film ‘Atlas’

Jennifer Lopez, Netflix, and filmmaker Brad Peyton are joining forces to create a huge sci-fi thriller film titled Atlas.

And according to the premise, Lopez is humanity’s last hope.

Atlas unfolds in a bleak-sounding future where an AI soldier has determined the only way to end war is to end humanity. Obviously, this extremist approach to achieving a pacifist paradise doesn’t go down so well with Lopez, who finds herself teaming up with the one thing she fears most — another AI.

Gotta admit, that sounds a little confusing to me, but I think I’m here for it? I mean, maybe. Like, I definitely have a foot in the door.

Peyton was the director behind Rampage and San Andreas, so we know he can do end of the world action well.

He recently talked about partnering up with Lopez:

Having the chance to direct Jennifer in the title role of this movie is a dream come true, as I know she’ll bring the incredible strength, depth and authenticity we’ve all come to admire from her work.

This film will be the latest project to come out of Lopez’s first-look deal with Netflix.

No word on when filming is expected to begin, but we’ll keep you posted as more information comes out.

Lopez has two other movies she’s currently in development on as well. And you know, she’s having to find time to deepen her romance with Ben Affleck.

It’s Official, Josh Duhamel Is Taking Over For Armie Hammer In Jennifer Lopez Comedy ‘Shotgun Wedding’

After it was revealed Armie Hammer was a cannibal in training, the 34-year-old actor decided to step away from the spotlight, which meant dropping his upcoming roles.

He was set to star alongside Jennifer Lopez in the upcoming action-comedy, Shotgun Wedding. The movie was set to begin filming this month.

But due to the controversy surrounding him, he dropped out at the last minute, and the producers had to scramble to find some other white guy to replace him.

Thankfully, they had a full ocean of white dudes to choose from. It was just announced that Josh Duhamel has officially joined the project.

We couldn’t be happier for our bride and groom of this Shotgun Wedding, We know Josh and Jennifer will make a compelling and sexy on-screen couple and they will be fun sparring partners as their dream destination wedding erupts into a memorable nightmare.

Now that they’ve found the new co-star, we’re assuming filming will take place later this month.

The logline can be found below:

Darcy (Lopez) and Tom (Duhamel) gather their lovable but very opinionated families for the ultimate destination wedding just as the couple begin to get cold feet. And if that wasn’t enough of a threat to the celebration, suddenly everyone’s lives are in danger when the entire party is taken hostage

No word on a potential release date, but we’ll keep you posted.

Jennifer Lopez Set To Star In Netflix Action Flick ‘The Mother’

It looks like Jennifer Lopez is putting more energy into acting/producing than singing these days. Perhaps because she feels like she has more to prove with her acting, or maybe there’s just more money involved.

In any event, it was just announced that the 51-year-old actress will star/produce in Netflix’s upcoming action flick, The Mother.

Mulan‘ director Niki Caro is in talks to direct, but nothing is signed at the moment.

Deadline reports:

Lopez will play a deadly female assassin who comes out of hiding to protect the daughter that she gave up years before, while on the run from dangerous men. I’m told that the project is in the spirit of the Luc Besson classic The Professional.

Misha Green (Lovecraft Country) wrote the script. No word on when filming might begin, but we’ll keep you posted.

In the meantime, it was already announced that Lopez will star and produce another Netflix film. She will be starring in the adaptation of the novel ‘The Cipher‘ 

In that movie, Lopez will play FBI agent Nina Guerrera, who is pulled into a serial killer’s case after he leaves complex codes and riddles online, which are linked to his recent murders.

No signs of slowing down for Lopez.

Jennifer Lopez Set To Star/Produce Upcoming Netflix Thriller ‘The Cipher’

The latest trend in Hollywood? Actors researching the latest bestselling novels and picking out which ones they want to adapt/star in.

Jennifer Lopez is the latest actress to join the train. It was announced this week that the 51-year-old actress will star/produce ‘The Cipher‘ which is based on the bestselling novel of the same name.

Lopez will play FBI agent Nina Guerrera, who finds herself drawn into a serial killer’s case after he strategically posts complex codes and riddles online. The codes correspond to recent murders, designed to lure her into a cat-and-mouse chase.

Netflix optioned the book at Lopez’s request. No word on when filming might begin, but we’re assuming it’ll start up sometime in 2021.

That being said, Lopez is a busy lady.

Lopez has a slew of movies in the pipeline, including: ‘Marry Me’ from Universal Pictures, the tale of a pop star who spontaneously weds a fan during an arena performance; ‘The Godmother,’ a look at the rise and fall of the late drug lord Griselda Blanco from director Reed Morano at STX; and ‘Shotgun Wedding,’ about a couple whose destination wedding is highjacked by criminals, co-starring Armie Hammer and distributed by Lionsgate.

Where will she fit everything in? No idea, but at 51-years-old, she shows no signs of slowing down.

Jennifer Lopez And Armie Hammer Set To Star In Action-Comedy ‘Shotgun Wedding’

Jennifer Lopez has never been known as a great actress, but her recent performance in the award-winning film ‘Hustlers‘ has people wondering if she’s finally found something.

And it looks like her next shot to prove her acting skills are improving will be in the action-comedy, Shotgun Wedding. Armie Hammer will co-star in the movie, which is being directed by Pitch Perfect’s Jason Moore.

The film follows Darcy (Lopez) and Tom (Hammer), who gather their lovable but very opinionated families for the ultimate destination wedding just as the couple begin to get cold feet. And if that wasn’t enough of a threat to the celebration, suddenly everyone’s lives are in danger when the entire party is taken hostage.

I suppose it sounds interesting enough. The script was written by Mark Hammer and Liz Meriwether. Hammer wrote the indie flick ‘Two Night Stand‘ back in 2014. Meriwether created the hit comedy series New Girl.

Production is expected to begin early next year, so depending on how quickly they move, it could be released in late 2021 or early 2022.

Jennifer Lopez’s ‘Hustlers’ Film Has Solid $2.5 Million Thursday Opening

Things are looking good for Jennifer Lopez’sHustlers‘ film after a $2.5 million Thursday night preview. That number beats out other R-rated titles like Girls Trip ($1.7 million) and Bad Moms ($2 million).

Hustlers should benefit this opening weekend from extremely positive reviews. It has a 90% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and most critics believe Lopez could get an Oscar nomination for her performance.

Even with the hype, Hustlers probably won’t take the top spot at the box office. It’s expected to make around $25 million, which should put it behind the second weekend haul for It: Chapter Two.

But still, a $25 million opening would be great. The production budget was believed to be around $20 million.

So even if it can’t beat the scary clown, the studio will still be celebrating a very successful opening.

The Goldfinch also opens this weekend, but it’s been getting slammed by critics. It might be one of the most disappointing movies of the year, considering people were so excited for it. After all, it has a pretty impressive cast.

Tracking suggests it’ll only make around $10 million this weekend, which is not great considering it has a $40 million budget.