Jennifer Lopez’s New Movie Sounds Like a Cross Between Selena and a Star Is Born

Jonathan Borge
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From Oprah Magazine

  • Jennifer Lopez has been cast as the lead in Marry Me, a new romantic comedy about a pop star who finds her fiancé cheating on her seconds before they're set to walk down the aisle at Madison Square Garden.
  • The film's cast includes Hollywood veteran Owen Wilson and Colombian singer Maluma.

If you're a romantic comedy lover who's a little worried Jennifer Lopez has spent too much time focusing on her music with summer 2019's It’s My Party tour, fear not. The soon-to-be 50-year-old multi-hyphenate has officially signed on to star in Marry Me, a brand-new romantic comedy brought to us by the same folks behind last year’s Second Act.

Lopez is beloved for her hit songs—good luck getting “Dinero,” “Love Don’t Cost a Thing,” or “No Me Ames” out of your head. But J.Lo is also know for dozens of memorable movies. Remember Maid in Manhattan, Enough, The Wedding Planner, Monster-in-Law, The Cell, Gigli, The Boy Next Door, El Cantante, Anaconda, and a little film called Selena? Oh, and then there’s also this year’s upcoming film Hustlers, in which she plays a stripper.

One thing that's for sure is that the triple threat is not slowing down any time soon. So in honor of her latest gig, we’ve gathered every detail we know so far about Jennifer Lopez's new movie Marry Me so far.

When does Jennifer Lopez's Marry Me hit theaters?

A release date hasn’t yet been announced, but we’re going to go out on a limb and expect the movie to drop in 2020. Why? Production for her latest, Hustlers, began earlier this year, and the film is already scheduled for a September 13 release. The girl moves fast!

Is there a trailer for Marry Me?

Not yet—but we'll be on the lookout!

Who’s in the Marry Me cast?

So far, the movie is set to star Lopez alongside Latin singer Maluma—who plays her disloyal fiancé—plus the always hilarious Owen Wilson. This will mark their first on-screen collaboration since 1997’s Anaconda.

What’s Marry Me about?

Here’s where things gets juicy. According to Variety, the new film is based on a graphic novel by Bobby Crosby.

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In it, a pop star (here, played by Lopez) gears up to take the stage and marry her famous fiancé (Maluma) at New York City’s Madison Square Garden—only to find the man being unfaithful with her assistant. As the official description for the movie states, she then proceeds to have a meltdown on stage...and then picks a random guy from the audience (Wilson) to say “I do” to instead.

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The plotline sounds like it has hints of Selena, Lopez’s breakthrough, plus 2018’s A Star Is Bornwhich recently found another pop star (Lady Gaga) playing a…pop star. And considering Lopez just recovered from an epic power outage at Madison Square Garden in real life, she’s bound to take this role on as a natural.

What has J.Lo said about Marry Me?

Lopez has so far remained mum on the subject—she’s a busy woman, after all. But the folks behind the movie are pumped. After some back-and-forth, the film is getting produced by Universal Pictures, though STX (which brought us last year's J.Lo movie Second Act) first backed it up in April.

“We continue to have amazing experiences with Jennifer, Elaine [Goldsmith-Thomas] and Benny [Medina] with each film we collaborate on, and we’re thrilled that they wanted to work with STX again on this funny and endearing project,” STX films chairman Adam Fogelson said in April, according to Variety. “Owen Wilson is a hilarious and charismatic addition to the film, and the perfect person to play opposite Jen in a role that was quite literally made for her.”

Regardless of who’s making it happen, we’re ready to show up to the theater, popcorn in hand.

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