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J.Lo has signed on the dotted line.
Jennifer Lopez, actress, singer and CEO of the television production company Nuyorican Productions, has inked a multiyear, first-look deal with Netflix, Variety first reported. As part of the deal, Lopez will produce both scripted and unscripted movie and TV content for the streaming behemoth.
Benny Medina, who co-founded Nuyorican with Lopez, and Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, the company’s president, will co-produce alongside Lopez.
“I am excited to announce my new partnership with Netflix,” Lopez told the publication. “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.”
“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,” Netflix’s head of global films, Scott Stuber, told Variety in a statement.
“[Lopez is] a singular talent whose creativity and vision have captivated audiences and inspired the next generation around the world,” stated Netflix’s head of global TV, Bela Bajaria. “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.”
It was previously announced that Lopez would be starring in two upcoming films for Netflix, an adaptation of the eponymous novel “The Cipher” and a feature called “The Mother,” set to be directed by Niki Caro of “Mulan.”
“The Cipher” tells the story of an FBI special agent and a serial killer with a penchant for coded online riddles, while “The Mother” is about a female assassin and her daughter.
Her Netflix deal isn’t the only exciting thing in J.Lo’s life right now. She was just spotted cuddling up with Ben Affleck, 48, during a dinner date. Affleck and Lopez, who were engaged in the 2000s, started seeing each other again in April this year, Page Six exclusively reported.