With her ex-boyfriend, Sean “Puffy” Combs, recently cleared of gun possession and bribery charges in New York, singer/actress Jennifer Lopez can now fully turn her attention to her new film project, “Enough,” slated to start shooting this weekend.
Lopez will star in “Enough” as Slim, a waitress whose life is changed after she marries a wealthy contractor named Mitch, played by Billy Campbell from the TV drama “Once & Again,” according to Columbia Pictures, which is producing the film.
After giving birth to a daughter, Slim flees her increasingly abusive spouse with the newborn only to discover that Mitch is following her. While on the run, Slim trains herself for a final, violent confrontation with her husband.
Sandra Bullock had originally signed on to play Slim, but Variety reported in November that she had to back out of “Enough” because of a scheduling conflict with another film.
Michael Apted, whose previous credits include the James Bond flick “The World Is Not Enough,” “Nell,” “Gorillas in the Mist” and “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” has signed on to direct “Enough” from a screenplay by Nicholas Kazan.
In addition to Lopez and Campbell, actors Juliette Lewis, Noah Wyle, Dan Futterman and Fred Ward have also been cast in the film, which will be shot on location in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle. “Enough” was initially to arrive on screens in September, but has now been pushed back to early 2002.
“Enough” follows up Lopez’s “The Wedding Planner,” which went straight to #1 at the box office in January. At the same time, she also topped the Billboard 200 albums chart with her second LP, J.Lo (see “Jennifer Lopez Tops With Moviegoers, Music Buyers” ).
Lopez has already completed work on another film, “Angel Eyes,” in which she plays a police officer with a troubled past. That movie hits screens on May 18.