Jennifer Lopez & Owen Wilson Have a New Rom-com for Valentine's Day

Erica Gonzales
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Photo credit: James Devaney - Getty Images
Photo credit: James Devaney - Getty Images

From Harper's BAZAAR

Jennifer Lopez is hopping back in the rom-com game, and she's got Owen Wilson on her arm this time around. The duo stars in Marry Me, a flick about two strangers who get hitched first, then get to know each other second. (Is this the romantic comedy for the Married at First Sight era?) Based on the graphic novel by Bobby Crosby, it's "a modern love story about celebrity, marriage and social media." Latin singer Maluma also stars, marking his feature film debut.

Here's what you need to know about the upcoming film.

It comes out in time for Valentine's Day.

In a total rom-com move, Marry Me will arrive in theaters on Friday, February 12, 2021, just two days before Valentine's Day.

Photo credit: James Devaney - Getty Images
Photo credit: James Devaney - Getty Images

Lopez's character is also a superstar.

Much like J.Lo and A-Rod, Lopez's character, Kat Valdez, is one half of a celebrity powerhouse couple, completed by Maluma's Bastian, a music icon. As superstars, their upcoming wedding is slated to be a huge spectacle—they have a joint hit called "Marry Me," and their nuptials will be livestreamed and set in front of an audience of fans. But when Kat learns moments before walking down the aisle that Bastian has been cheating on her, she impulsively chooses to wed a random audience member instead. The lucky groom is Wilson's Charlie Gilbert, a divorced math teacher who unwillingly attended the event at the behest of his teenage daughter and his best friend, Parker Debbs (Sarah Silverman).

"What begins as an impulsive reaction evolves into an unexpected romance," the official synopsis reads. "But as forces conspire to separate them, the universal question arises: Can two people from such different worlds bridge the gulf between them and build a place where they both belong?"

J.Lo and Maluma will have original songs for the film.

Marry Me will be "packed" with original tracks from both Lopez and Maluma, according to Universal Pictures. A promo teaser shares a glimpse of the titular song, featuring J.Lo's vocals.

A Dead to Me director is at the helm.

Kat Coiro, who has directed for shows including Dead to Me, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, sits behind the lens. Lopez is one of the producers, and so is one of her longtime collaborators, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, who worked on Hustlers and Maid in Manhattan.

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