After receiving career-high acclaim for her performance in Hustlers (for which she was rudely snubbed at the Oscars), Jennifer Lopez has earned a renewed interest in her acting career. And she’s using that hype to star in a rom-com with one of the strangest-sounding premises yet. Lopez is playing a music superstar who marries a stranger (Owen Wilson) in the aptly-titled Marry Me, which Universal has set for a Valentine’s Day release. See the Marry Me teaser and the details below.
Marry Me Teaser
Rom-coms have some of the most out-there premises in cinema, but the upcoming Jennifer Lopez-led Marry Me might just take the cake. In Marry Me, Lopez plays a music superstar named Kat Valdez who marries Owen Wilson’s math teacher after locking eyes with him during her concert. Yes, you read that right.
Described as “an unlikely romance about two different people searching for something real in a world where value is based on likes and followers, Marry Me is a modern love story about celebrity, marriage and social media,” Marry Me could be an interesting new addition to the “love at first sight” premise — a premise that has fallen out of favor as we’ve all become more cynical — but I kind of doubt that a movie about “likes and followers” could be that poignant. But then again, Lopez surprised me with her awe-inspiring turn in Hustlers, and I’m ready to be surprised again.
Directed by Kat Coiro (Dead to Me) from a screenplay by John Rogers (The Librarians), Tami Sagher (30 Rock), and Harper Dill (The Mick), Marry Me is based on the graphic novel by Bobby Crosby. Lopez produces alongside Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, Benny Medina, John Rogers, while Alex Brown, Willie Mercer, Pamela Thur, and J.B. Roberts act as executive producers. The film also features original songs by Lopez and Latin artist Maluma. John Bradley and Sarah Silverman also star.
Marry Me hits theaters on February 12, 2021, right in time for one of your strangest Valentine’s Day dates.
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