Jennifer Lopez resurrected her career in the last year with a new album, being a judge on American Idol and a ton of endorsement deals. Now it has been reported that the entertainer is in talks to star in two new films.
According to Dealine.com, Lopez is in discussions to play the female lead opposite Jason Statham in Parker, the Taylor Hackford-directed action film adaptation of the Donald Westlake mystery novel series. The picture was acquired for U.S. distribution by FilmDistrict CEO Peter Schlessel and her co-star Statham will play Parker, a thief who follows a strict moral code, but a hard guy who’s willing to kill if crossed.
Additionally, the “On The Floor” hitmaker is in discussions for the supporting role of Holly in the film “What To Expect When You’re Expecting,” the Kirk Jones-directed Lionsgate film that is based on the bestselling how-to guide to preparing for childbirth. The film stars Cameron Diaz and Matthew Morrison.
Both films are still in the discussion stage but it’s evident that Lopez’s stock has gone up. She will also launch a Latin talent show with husband Marc Anthony in 2012.