Leah Remini Joins Jennifer Lopez Romantic Comedy 'Second Act'

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Leah Remini (left), Jennifer Lopez

Peter Segal is directing the project.

Leah Remini, who recently won an Emmy for her A&E series Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, has joined the cast of STX Entertainment’s Jennifer Lopez romantic comedy Second Act.

Peter Segal (Fifty First Dates) is directing the project, which tells of a big-box store employee, played by Lopez, who reinvents her life and her lifestyle, getting the chance to prove to Madison Avenue that street smarts are as valuable as a college degree, and that it is never too late for…wait for it…a second act.

Remini will play Lopez’s best friend and fellow employee from Queens.

The tone of the movie is being compared to Lopez’s Maid in Manhattan (2002).

Justin Zackham and Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas wrote the script. Goldsmith-Thomas is also producing with Lopez, Justin Zackham and Benny Medina.

Remini, who starred for almost 10 years on the sitcom The King of Queens, is repped by APA and Art2Perform