It’s been two years since fans have seen Lopez on the big screen (not including her voice work on films like Ice Age: Collision Course), and now she’s coming back and will be better than ever because her real-life best friend is officially on board for the project.
“Every Lucy needs an Ethel,” Lopez wrote on Twitter along with a snuggling photo of her and Remini. “Look who is doing a movie together!! #SecondAct…@STXEnt.”
Lopez has been friends with Remini for a long time, and although the two have been working on separate TV shows the past few years, they’ve decided to come together for an all-new romantic comedy, and both stars couldn’t be happier about the news.
“@jlo so excited!!! #Blessings,” Remini tweeted in reply to Lopez’s announcement.
According to Deadline, Lopez will be starring in the upcoming rom-com, Second Act, as the lead character, who is a Big Box store employee, who is starting over and reinventing her life and proving to Manhattan that she can be a success. She knows that it’s never too late for a second act (get it?). Remini will play her best friend and fellow Big Box (think Costco style company), who is from Queens.
With Lopez and Remini dominating TV lately, Lopez stars on Shades of Blue and Remini recently joined Kevin Can Wait (to name just a few of their projects), seeing them in a feature film is going to be an exciting change of pace.
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