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Jennifer Lopez’s upcoming rom-com Marry Me is leaving STX for Universal.
Lopez worked with STX on her last theatrical release, fellow rom-com Second Act, which earned $72 million at the global box office last year, and she also is starring in the studio’s upcoming release Hustlers.
Owen Wilson is set to star in Marry Me, which is based on a graphic novel of the same name by Bobby Crosby that centers on a pop superstar (Lopez) who, moments before marrying her rock-star fiance at Madison Square Garden, finds out that he was cheating on her with her assistant and spontaneously melts down onstage and picks a random math teacher (Wilson) out of the crowd to marry instead.
Colombian singer Maluma has joined the cast as the fiance.
John Rogers and Tami Sagher wrote the script, with a rewrite by Harper Dill. Veteran TV director Kat Coiro (The Mick, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia) will helm.
Lopez will produce, along with Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, Benny Medina and John Rogers. Willie Mercer, Alex Brown and J.B Roberts will executive produce.
Marry Me‘s move to Universal comes after STX has faced a recent string of executive exits, including chief content officer Oren Aviv and COO Thomas McGrath. Last week, STX pulled the Dave Bautista-starring action-comedy My Spy from its Aug, 23 release date.
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