Jennifer Lopez, Owen Wilson to star in romantic-comedy Marry Me

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Jennifer Lopez will re-team with STXfilms on the upcoming feature Marry Me, marking her return to the rom-com genre.

Accomplished TV director Kat Coiro (The Mick, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia) is set to direct the film, which will likely begin shooting this fall. Owen Wilson is in final negotiations to co-star in the film, which is based on a graphic novel by Bobby Crosby. The script was written by John Rogers and Tami Sagher, with a rewrite by Harper Dill.

Marry Me centers around a pop superstar (Lopez) who, moments before marrying her rock-star fiance at Madison Square Garden, finds out that he cheated on her with her assistant and then breaks down on stage and chooses a random person, a math teacher (Wilson), from the crowd to marry instead.

The film marks the third collaboration between STX, Lopez, and producers Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas and Benny Medina—following 2018’s Second Act and the upcoming Hustlers.

“We continue to have amazing experiences with Jennifer, Elaine, and Benny with each film we collaborate on,” said STXfilms chairman Adam Fogelson, “and we’re thrilled that they wanted to work with STX again on this funny and endearing project. Owen Wilson is a hilarious and charismatic addition to the film, and the perfect person to play opposite Jen in a role that was quite literally made for her.”

Lopez and Wilson both appeared in 1997’s action feature Anaconda.