Renowned actress Jennifer Lopez will star in Niki Caro’s action drama ‘The Mother’ next year. Caro directed ‘The Zookeeper’s Wife’ in 2017 and the live-action adaptation of Disney’s ‘Mulan’ in 2020.
Lopez starred in addition to produced the film, based on the screenplay by Misha Green, Andrea Berloff, and Peter Craig.
‘The Mother’ Trailer:
Netflix released a trailer for the upcoming film The Mother on September 24, 2022, which shows Lopez as a robust woman who fights bravely.
She talks about giving protection to a younger woman and is seen running from people with her while fighting them in the street. It’s clear from the trailer that Lopez is the film’s titular (albeit unconventional) mother.
The Mother Plot
Lopez is a former assassin who comes out of hiding after learning that her daughter needs protection.
She has been estranged from her daughter since she left her early in her life. The mother’s skill and experience as an assassin helped her to escape from and fight the dangerous assailants who were coming after them.
Jennifer Lopez will be seen as the mother of the series who is also an ex-assassin and left her daughter at the start of her life. Lopez is Hollywood’s highest paid Hispanic and probably the most recognized and commercially successful actresses. She made her film debut in the 1986 film ‘My Little Girl’ in the role of Myra.
Her first major role was in the 1997 biographical musical drama ‘Selena’ which is based on the career, life and tragic death of Tejano music star Selena Quintanilla Pérez. Lopez portrays the titular Selena in the film.
In the same year she also starred in the horror adventure film ‘Anaconda’. She starred alongside George Clooney in ‘Out of Sight’ in 1998 and with Ralph Fiennes in ‘Maid in Manhattan’ in 2002. With Academy Award winner Ben Affleck, who is now her husband, she starred in the romantic comedy crime film ‘Gigli. in 2003.
Her other films include ‘The Cell’, ‘The Wedding Planner’, ‘Jersey Girl, ‘Shall We Dance?’, ‘El Cantante’, ‘Bordertown’, ‘The Back-up Plan, ‘What to Expect When You’re Waiting, ‘Parker’, etc.
Lopez co-starred with Ryan Guzman in Rob Cohen’s erotic thriller The Boy Next Door in 2015 where she played a highschool teacher involved in a one-night stand with her student after which -ends up becoming dangerously obsessed with her.
In the same year she starred alongside Viola Davis in the crime drama ‘Lila & Eve’ portraying the titular Eve. In 2018 she starred in Peter Segal’s romantic comedy ‘Second Act’ which she also co-produced. And the next year she co-produced and starred in the crime comedy-drama ‘Hustlers’ alongside Constance Wu, Lili Reinhart, and Cardi B.
Lopez’s first television series role was that of Fly Girl in the Fox American sketch comedy series ‘In Living Color. Then from 2016 to 2018, she starred in the lead role of Harlee Santos in the crime drama series ‘Shades of Blue.
The role of the girl in the film is played by the new actress Lucy Paez. Other cast members include Joseph Fiennes, Omari Hardwick, Gael García Bernal, Paul Raci, Jesse Garcia, etc.
The English actor Joseph Fiennes, best known for his pieces of the period, acted in several films such as ‘Elizabeth’, ‘Shakepeare in Love, ‘Enemy at the Gates,’ ‘Luther’, ‘The Merchant of Venice’ , ‘The Darwin Awards,’ The Escapist’, ‘The Red Baron, ‘Hercules’, ‘Strangerland’, ‘Risen’ etc.
Fiennes also worked in the tv series ‘FlashForward’, ‘Camelot’, ‘American Horror Story: Asylum, etc. From 2017 to 2021 he played the role of Commander Fred Waterford whose maid is the main protagonist of the story ‘The Handmaid’s Tale.
Another member of the cast Omari Hardwick had previously worked in several films such as ‘Beauty Shop’, ‘Gridiron Gang’, ‘The Gurdian’, ‘Miracle at St. Anna’, ‘Linewatch’, ‘Everyday Black Man’, ‘The A-Team’. ‘, ‘For Colored Girls’, ‘I Will Follow’, ‘Sparkle’, ‘Middle of Nowhere’, ‘Things Never Said’, ‘Reach Me’, ‘Chapter & Verse’, ‘Sorry To Bother You’, ‘A Boy. A girl. Dream.’, ‘Nobody’s Foolish’, ‘Army of the Dead’ etc.
He also worked as a main character in the tv series ‘Saved’, ‘Dark Blue’, ‘Being Mary Jane’, ‘Power’, ‘Pieces of Her’, and ‘Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas’.
Mexican actor and producer Gael García Bernal is another cast member of the series. Bernal’s name was listed in Time’s one hundred most influential people. He took part in the films ‘Bad Education’, ‘Amores perros’, ‘The Motorcycle Diaries’, ‘Y tu mamá también’, ‘Coco’, ‘Babel’ etc. His main roles in television series are in ‘El abuelo y yo’, ‘Mozart in the Jungle’, ‘Station Eleven, and ‘U werewolf by Night’.
The film is because of be released in May 2023 by Netflix.