Milo Ventimiglia Will Star Opposite Jennifer Lopez in a New Rom-Com Called “Second Act”
Milo Ventimiglia has a new leading lady to speak of — and it’s one you’ll *definitely* recognize! According to Variety, the This Is Us patriarch will soon be teaming up with none other than Jennifer Lopez for a new romantic comedy titled Second Act, which will also feature Kevin Can’t Wait star Leah Remini.
The actor, who recently nabbed an Emmy nomination for outstanding lead actor in a drama series for his role as Jack Pearson, will play Lopez’s longtime boyfriend in the upcoming project. The film will be directed by Peter Segal, and is said to be a cross between Working Girl and J.Lo’s own 2002 smash, Maid in Manhattan.
As for the former American Idol judge, she’ll be portraying a big-box store employee who sets out to prove that street smarts can take her just as far as a college degree while giving her life a major overhaul.
The 48-year-old “Ni Tú Ni Yo” singer introduced fans to her character when she posted an Instagram pic of herself with the caption, “Working girl…Meet Maya… #secondact #stxfilms”
Leah Remini has been cast as Lopez’s fellow employee and best friend, Joan — a presumably easy gig, considering the two are actually BFFs in real life.
From the looks of snaps Remini posted from the movie’s set in Queens, New York, they’ve fallen right into their characters’ “Value Shop” groove (in matching blue vests, of course!).
And that’s not all: Vanessa Hudgens will also pop up as Zoe, a consumer goods company executive (perhaps the big bad boss?) with further appearances from Scandal‘s Dan Bucatinsky, Broadway’s Annaleigh Ashford, and Harry Potter‘s own Freddie Stroma.
While no US release date has been announced (though those in Belgium will apparently get a screening in 2018), we’re already counting down the days to its release.
After all, MiLO has a built-in ring to it, no?
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