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Jennifer Lopez is continuing her return to the rom-com genre, reteaming with STXfilms on the feature Marry Me.
Owen Wilson is in final negotiations to star in the pic, which is based on a graphic novel of the same name by Bobby Crosby.
Marry Me 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.
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. STX’s Kate Vorhoff and Catherine Hagedorn will oversee production on behalf of the studio.
STXinternational will handle international distribution and directly distribute in the U.K. and Ireland.
Lopez, who is repped by CAA, the Medina Co. and Hirsch Wallerstein, worked with STX on her last theatrical release Second Act, which earned $72 million at the global box office. She is currently in production on the studio’s upcoming release Hustlers.
Wilson, who will next be seen in Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch, is repped by UTA and Hirsch Wallerstein.
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