What worked 20 Jennifer Lopez has clearly been making a comeback for years, so why shouldn’t Bennifer’s principle hold true for her film career?
Yes, two decades after thrilling audiences in “Enough,” the multi-hyphenated entertainer is returning to her roots with “The Mother,” an upcoming action-packed Netflix film from the director of “Mulan “, Niki Caro.
Lopez stars in the film as a deadly assassin who “comes out of hiding to protect the daughter he gave up years earlier, while on the run from dangerous men,” according to the official synopsis.
The trailer, which was released during the company’s Tudum fan event on Saturday, opens with the actor flexing his physique doing pullups in a remote cabin in the woods. Like many hardened assassins before her, Lopez’s character seems to be living completely off the grid, preparing her mind, body and ammunition supply for a fight.
When her daughter is kidnapped, she’s back in action as we see her navigating the city streets, dodging bad guys on snowmobiles and generally going into “mama bear” mode.
“You saw what was outside,” Lopez tells her onscreen daughter played by Lucy Paez. “It will keep coming.”
“The Mother,” which was co-written by “Lovecraft Country” showrunner Misha Green, also stars Omari Hardwick, Paul Raci, Gael Garcia Bernal and “The Handmaid’s Tale” alum Joseph Fiennes as a highly-marked villain .
The film is the first feature under a newly formed partnership of Lopez’s Nuyorican Productions with Netflix, according to Variety.
Lopez previously collaborated with the streaming service on the documentary “Jennifer Lopez: Halftime,” which took an intimate look at her decades-long career in music, fashion and film. She can next be seen in Amazon’s upcoming romantic comedy “Shotgun Wedding” alongside Josh Duhamel, Lenny Kravitz and Jennifer Coolidge.
“The Mother” will premiere on Netflix in 2023. Watch the trailer below.