The Mother is the first feature film made under the newly formed creative partnership between Lopez’s production banner Nuyorican Productions and Netflix.
Joseph Fiennes, known for The Handmaid’s Tale and Gael Garcia Bernal, noted for Old have joined the cast of the Netflix film The Mother. And joining them in the racy thriller is Oscar-nominee Paul Raci. He was nominated for the 2019 American drama film The Sound of Metal.
Variety reports that Army of the Dead actor Omari Hardwick and newcomer Lucy Paez, who has acted in Silencio, have also been onboarded for the film.
The Mother stars popular actor-singer Jennifer Lopez as the protagonist. Lopez plays a daredevil assassin who comes out of her safe hiding haven to save her daughter played by Lucy Paez while being on the hot pursuit of deadly antagonists, played by Fiennes and Bernal. Hardwick, on the other hand, will be seen as an FBI agent supporting Lopez.
New Zealand filmmaker and screenwriter, Niki Caro, who is known for helming the remake of Disney’s Mulan, will also don the director’s hat for The Mother. Misha Creen, the showrunner for Emmy-winning Lovecraft Country, has done the screenplay of The Mother and Peter Craig has reportedly made some revisions to it.
The Mother is the first feature film to pan out under the newly formed creative partnership between Lopez’s production banner Nuyorican Productions and Netflix.
Jennifer Lopez is bankrolling The Mother with Elaine Goldsmith Thomas under Nuyorican Productions, along with Roy Lee and Miri Yoon for Vertigo Entertainment, Green and Marc Evans. Benny Medina and Molly Allen are the executive producers of the film.