Jennifer Lopez is back in “Jenny from the block” mode — but not for long.
The actress and singer just released the trailer for her latest film, Second Act, which premieres on Nov. 21. Taking some cues from Younger, Working Girl, Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead, and, yep, Maid in Manhattan, the comedy sees Lopez making the leap from underappreciated, working-class retail worker to chic career woman — with a little help from Photoshop.
Lopez plays Maya, who works in a big-box store but can’t seem to progress up the corporate ladder because she has “street smarts,” not a college degree. A family friend takes it upon himself to give Maya’s résumé a major makeover — complete with fake credentials, mountain-climbing photos, and a faux fluency in Mandarin — and sure enough, it lands her a cushy job on Madison Avenue. Cue fancy new power suits and a sleek haircut.
The rom-com reunites Lopez with real-life best friend Leah Remini, and Milo Ventimiglia is cast as her hunky, blue-collar love interest. Vanessa Hudgens and Treat Williams co-star as Maya’s slick corporate colleagues.
Will Maya be found out? Obviously. Will her scam trigger hilarity while her pluck and work ethic inspire? No doubt.
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