Don’t expect the newly-single Jennifer Lopez to spend her nights at home with a pint of Ben & Jerry’s. The stunning superstar is jumping back to the big screen! She’s already started filming the ensemble comedy What to Expect When You’re Expecting, and now she’s signed on to star in the action thriller Parker.
Based on the novel Flashfire by Donald Westlake, the film stars British actor Jason Statham as Parker, a thief and occasional killer who conducts his crimes under a very strict moral code. Jennifer Lopez portrays a real estate agent who constantly butts heads with Parker. But as director Taylor Hackford tells The Hollywood Reporter, Jennifer’s character “finds that a little larceny may in fact be in the cards for her." Jennifer and Jason are joined by Nick Nolte, Michael Chiklis, and Tony Award winner Patti Lupone.
Unfortch, you’ll have to wait an entire year to see Parker. Production has just begun in New Orleans and the film won’t be released until October 12, 2012. But you can bet we’ll be lining up for Jen’s triumphant return to film.