Jennifer Lopez has plans for the big and small screens this year — but not the kind you might be thinking.
Her production company, Nuyorican Productions, is still casting for their pilot, which is tentatively titled “South Beach.” Described as ” ’The O.C.’ meets ’The Sopranos’ ” set in Miami, the one-hour drama swirls around two guys who’ve moved south from the Bronx, New York, according to a spokesperson from Nuyorican. One is running from some unspecified bad news back home, and the other is chasing an ex-girlfriend who is pursuing a modeling career in Miami. UPN is the pilot’s current home; Lopez may make cameo appearances.
J. Lo’s production company is also working on two other film projects, according to the spokesperson. One is a musical biopic currently in the works entitled “El Cantante” that stars her husband, Marc Anthony. And a thriller called “Bordertown” begins production next month and stars Lopez herself. J. Lo plays a journalist who travels to the U.S./ Mexican border, investigating mysterious factory murders. Plans call for both “Bordertown” and “South Beach” to hit the screens later this year.