In collaboration with her Nuyorican partners – producer Benny Medina and President Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas – Lopez will highlight the talent of female writers, directors and actors in the industry.
The 51-year-old already has multiple projects in the works, including two for Netflix. In The Mother, Lopez will produce and star as a trained assassin who embarks on a mission to protect the daughter she gave up years prior. With a screenplay by renowned Lovecraft Country showrunner Misha Green and revisions by Academy Award Nominee Andrea Berloff (Straight Outta Compton), the project marks the beginning of Lopez’s Netflix takeover.
Further, Lopez is producing and starring in Netflix’s adaptation of the bestselling novel The Cipher which follows an FBI agent who becomes embroiled in a serial killer’s cat-and-mouse chase.
Head of global TV at Netflix, Bela Bajaria labelled Lopez “a singular talent whose creativity and vision have captivated audiences and inspired the next generation around the world.” “For years, she and the team at Nuyorican have brought a distinctive voice to entertainment, and I’m looking forward to working with her and the team to create new series for our members to love,” Bajaria said.
Netflix’s head of global films, Scott Stuber released a statement saying, “Throughout every aspect of her career, Jennifer Lopez has been a force in entertainment. In partnering with her and Nuyorican, we know she will continue to bring impactful stories, joy and inspiration to audiences around the world”.
In her own statement, Lopez expressed excitement about her new venture with Netflix.
“Elaine, Benny and I believe there is no better home for us than a forward-leaning content creation company that seeks to defy conventional wisdom and directly market to the millions across the globe who no longer view art and entertainment with the kind of boundaries and limitations of the past. We at Nuyorican Productions are thrilled to find like-minded partners in Ted Sarandos, Scott Stuber, Bela Bajaria and the whole team and look forward to getting to work right away.”
Lopez both starred and co-produced Hustlers.