Jennifer Lopez will reunite with STX in the rom-com Marry Me after last year’s Second Act and the upcoming Hustlers, and Owen Wilson is in talks to co-star.
Second Act producers Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas and Benny Medina are on board the project, based on a graphic novel by Bobby Crosby about a pop superstar who, moments before marrying her rock star fiancé at Madison Square Garden, finds out that he was cheating. She melts down on stage and picks a random math teacher (Wilson) in the crowd to marry instead.
John Rogers and Tami Sagher adapted the screenplay with a rewrite by Harper Dill. Kat Coiro has signed on to direct. STXinternational will handle international distribution and directly distribute in the UK and Ireland.
“We continue to have amazing experiences with Jennifer, Elaine and Benny with each film we collaborate on, and we’re thrilled that they wanted to work with STX again on this funny and endearing project,” said Adam Fogelson, chairman of STXfilms. “Owen Wilson is a hilarious and charismatic addition to film, and the perfect person to play opposite Jen in a role that was quite literally made for her.”
Lopez, Goldsmith-Thomas and Medina will produce alongside John Rogers. Willie Mercer, Alex Brown and J.B. Roberts will serve as executive producers. STX’s Kate Vorhoff and Catherine Hagedorn will oversee production on behalf of the company.
Second Act grossed $39.3m in North America and $33m internationally. Hustlers is in production and scheduled for release in North America on September 13.