Jennifer Lopez is going Broadway.
JLo has reportedly partnered with Oracle scion and Hollywood producer David Ellison’s production outfit, Skydance, to develop musical projects for TV and film.
The musicals will be based on the Concord Theatricals library, which includes the Rodgers & Hammerstein catalog. Rodgers & Hammerstein’s famed musicals include “Carousel,” “South Pacific,” “The King & I,” “The Sound of Music,” “Cinderella” and “Oklahoma!” among others.
Lopez’s Nuyorican Productions will develop the projects with Skydance, and Lopez will star in at least one of the projects, Variety reported.
Lopez, 51, said in a statement: “Musicals were a part of the tapestry of my childhood. We’re so excited to begin our association with Skydance and Concord in reinterpreting some of the most classic musicals and bringing them to life in new ways for a new generation.”
Skydance already had a deal in place with Concord and has been developing a TV series version of “Oklahoma!” — from “The Blind Side” director John Lee Hancock and “This Is Us” writer Bekah Brunstetter — that would be set in modern times.
Lopez’s producing partners Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas and Benny Medina will executive-produce the musical projects. Ellison is the producer behind Tom Cruise’s upcoming “Top Gun: Maverick” and “Mission: Impossible 8” movies, as well as “Terminator: Dark Fate.”
Meanwhile, Page Six recently reported that Lopez and Ben Affleck, 48, were spending time together in the Hamptons over July Fourth weekend. The couple have not publicly commented on the relationship — but Lopez said during a recent interview, “I’ve never been better.” She also recently “liked” a Bennifer fan account’s photo of Affleck on the set of his 2010 heist film “The Town.”
We’re just hoping that she casts Affleck to star opposite her in one of these musical projects. It could be their first collaboration on a musical since he appeared in her “Jenny From the Block” video.
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