Jennifer Lopez goes Broadway.
JLo has reportedly partnered with Oracle scion and Hollywood producer David Ellison’s manufacturing outfit, Skydance, to develop musical initiatives for TV and movie.
The musicals shall be primarily based on the Harmony Theatricals library, which incorporates the Rodgers & Hammerstein catalog. Rodgers & Hammerstein’s famed musicals embody “Carousel,” “South Pacific,” “The King & I,” “The Sound of Music,” “Cinderella” and “Oklahoma!” amongst others.
Lopez’s Nuyorican Productions will develop the initiatives with Skydance, and Lopez will star in at least one of the projects, Selection reported.
Lopez, 51, stated in a press release: “Musicals had been part of the tapestry of my childhood. We’re so excited to start our affiliation with Skydance and Harmony in reinterpreting among the most basic musicals and bringing them to life in new methods for a brand new technology.”
Skydance already had a deal in place with Harmony and has been growing a TV collection model of “Oklahoma!” — from “The Blind Facet” director John Lee Hancock and “This Is Us” author Bekah Brunstetter — that will be set in trendy instances.
Lopez’s producing companions Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas and Benny Medina will executive-produce the musical initiatives. Ellison is the producer behind Tom Cruise’s upcoming “Prime Gun: Maverick” and “Mission: Not possible 8” motion pictures, in addition to “Terminator: Darkish Destiny.”
In the meantime, Web page Six not too long ago reported that Lopez and Ben Affleck, 48, had been spending time collectively in the Hamptons over July Fourth weekend. The couple haven’t publicly commented on the connection — however Lopez stated throughout a latest interview, “I’ve never been better.” She additionally not too long ago “preferred” a Bennifer fan account’s photo of Affleck on the set of his 2010 heist film “The City.”
We’re simply hoping that she casts Affleck to star reverse her in one among these musical initiatives. It might be their first collaboration on a musical since he appeared in her “Jenny From the Block” video.