Milo Ventimiglia Lands Major Movie Role

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Milo Ventimiglia might be a TV star, but he’s heading to the big screen in 2018.

Ventimiglia is officially on board for the upcoming comedy Second Act, Deadline reported on Wednesday.

According to the publication, the Gilmore Girls alum will be paired with Jennifer Lopez in the film. Lopez is playing the lead character, Maya, while Ventimiglia will star as her long-time boyfriend, Trey.

Although Ventimiglia has been in movies in the past, he is most known for his work as a TV actor in series such as Gilmore Girls, Heroes, and currently as the patriarch of the Pearson family on NBC’s This Is Us.

Second Act follows the story of a big-box store (like Costco but called Value Shop) employee (played by Lopez) who is getting a chance to show all of Madison Avenue that her street smarts are just as valuable as someone who has a college degree.

The comedy will also star Lopez’s real-life best friend, Leah Remini as her on-screen BFF and fellow Value Shop worker. The film will also include Vanessa Hudgens (who will play Zoe), Dan Bucatinsky, Annaleigh Ashford (who will play Hildy) and Freddie Stroma.

Second Act has already begun filming in New York and both Lopez and Remini have shared a few photos from set, wearing blue big-box store vests and name tags. Now all we need to see is pictures of Ventimiglia filming alongside them!

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