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Jennifer Lopez To Create 'In The Heights' Movie?

Jennifer Lopez To Create 'In The Heights' Movie?

Jennifer Lopez might be putting together a movie version of the Broaday musical In The Heights, reports Page Six.

The 39-year-old tripe threat first saw the hit show back in July, saw it twice last week and accompanied the producer, Meryl Poster, to dinner Friday evening at Nobu 57.

Jennifer is said to be interested in adapting the Tony-award-winning show onto the silver screen. (Poster also produced the movie version of Chicago).

A rep for Jennifer said, “She loves the play but is not Broadway bound.” But a movie version of In The Heights is not out of the question and would be a grrrrrrreat idea. Get on it, Jennifer. Start casting now!

Pictured here: Jennifer and husband Marc Anthony before Marc‘s Saturday night sold-out concert at the MGM Grand at Foxwoods in Connecticut.

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# 1
BECKY SMITH @ 01/27/2009 at 11:16 am

Leah Rimini and all her friends can star in it..!! Seeing how her last
two movies bombed big time what studio in their right mind would
work with her??? Just because they were having dinner does not
mean anything.. She is with Miramax studios…

# 2

Triple Threat? What’s the first one? She needs to keep her hands off this ‘In The Heights’. She’ll probably mess it up like she messed up ‘El Cantante’. Can’t stand this woman!!

# 3

That would great ! don’t care if she produce but i hope she’ll startin it !!

# 4

way to be rude number two…anyways i love In the Heights it would be a great movie!!! Saw it on Broadway 3 times!!!! :)

# 5

it would be about time her doing a musical, and In The Height is great one it can turn amazing with the right script/director. I hope she does it too.

# 6

That would be amazing!

# 7
tELL IT LIKE IT IS @ 01/27/2009 at 12:12 pm

Mike: I agree with number 2. I’ve seen ‘Heights’ six times. Three with clients and three with friends. I would hate it being destroyed because JLO has a hard on about producing it — if true. This could all be lies. Hoping they are. Sorry, but the woman can’t sing, can’t dance and can’t act. If it weren’t for her hooking up with Diddy, we wouldn’t know anything about her. Rita Moreno she’s NOT!

# 8
BECKY SMITH @ 01/27/2009 at 12:44 pm

The key here is that Jlo is friends with the director of this play.. Since when does having dinner with someone lead to doing a movie..

Miramax will never take a chance on a two time loser like Jlo.. Who would have to finance it herself..AKA EL CANTANTE.. A BIG BOMB..
The other movie went straight from studio to Video.. so why would
this woman do it..Since Miramax broke up the Weinstein Brothers
studio neither has Meryl Poster anymore!! Maybe she is looking for
work

# 9

she’s never done a really good movie, selena might be her best
she should just stop

Jenn, this will be the last time I’m warning you.
PLEASE TAKE A REAL MAN FOR ONCE!!

It’s already being made into a movie – Universal bought it awhile back and the show’s creator is adapting the script for the screen.

Hurry up and make a movie Jen, you’re sorely missed on the screen. So glad you married Marc and you both look GREAT!!!

nuckingfuts @ 01/27/2009 at 2:50 pm

JLo should just stay home and watch her twins. She is NOT an actress and she is NOT a singer. She got famous for being the girlfriend of Diddy and Ben Affleck. Her last records bombed big time and her last two movies went straight to DVDs.
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Who in their right mind would produce a movie starring JLo. She can be in a movie if the role calls for a “mother”, “aunt”, or “neighbor”, but never the star.

Lil' miss @ 01/27/2009 at 3:06 pm

Um…the movie version of In the Heights was greenlit by Universal four months ago…pre-production is already underway.

Also, Meryl Poster is not the lead producer on the show. She is one of many.

Perhaps J.Lo just really enjoys the Tony-winning show.

tELL IT LIKE IT IS @ 01/27/2009 at 3:24 pm

Lil’ miss. Thanks for the information. Maybe JLO is looking for a job.

sorry folks but i like marc, and he is talented, even before j-lo, all of jens men have one thing in common, they are all more talented than she is, i agree with the poster who said, j-lo can’t act,sing or dance, all hype created by media, and some people fell for it, while the smart ones didn’t.

The only thing JLO is good at is getting attention by showing up at red carpet events to give an award to someone ELSE. Yes, she looks great wearing her expensive outfits, lace-front wigs, fake eyelashes and tanner, but she still has to go back to her life with that skeletal embarassment of a husband of hers who left his own wife and kids, and deal with her own children who apparently are not fulfilling that void of hers to STILL seek the fame she once had and the lights and cameras.

Jennifer Lopez spends a fortune on herself to look good and has the papparazzi follow her when she goes on her many shopping sprees, but I would rather be a Tilda Swinton or a Cate Blanchette, who don’t rule the red carpet like Jlo, but are known and respected in Hollywood for their artistic talent and contribution to creative arts.

JLO’s is an illusion of decorations on the outside and sure she looks great on the outside but must be an empty soul of void on the inside.

jennifer lopez is can not sing and no she is not the best actress..personally i loves the wedding planner and maid in manhatten and bordertown was actually great…U turn Great..of Selena….Monster In Law was okay too….BUT TO SAY THAT SHE CAN NOT DANCE IS ABSOLUTLY REDICULOUS SHE IS AN EXCELLENT DANCER….more than excellent extroidinary Dancer…the reason why alot of people liked her and some still do is because of what she represents….I’M A HISPANIC WOMEN AND TO BE HONEST WITH YOU ITS BEEN A LONG TIME SINCE I SEEN A HISPANIC WOMEN LIKE HER…YEAH WE HAVE SALMA AND PENELOPE AND BOT EVA’S BUT JENNIFER ACTUALLY LOOKS LIKE ME LIKE MY SISTERS LIKE PEOPLE I GREW UP WITH….SHE looks real….SO STOP BEING HATERS

lucy and Ethel @ 01/27/2009 at 10:35 pm

Yawn
She killed Ben Affleck’s career and now MA
lol

loser and edie @ 01/28/2009 at 1:27 am

Ben killed his own career, he is a terrible actor.

Damn Jlo, you need to stop wearing that beehive. You don’t look good with that crap up there. Please don’t Palinize your look it’s not becoming.

wow, ugly couple! that guy looks like a mutant lol! I mean mutant with no powers not good at all :)

#20, No Lopez is the terrible actor.

Marie-Claire @ 01/28/2009 at 6:29 pm

Ben’s career isn’t dead, he just has his priorities straight and more interested in family, unlike Lopez who never is home with her kids at all. Her career is the one that is dead and she is trying anything to revive it. She is a terrible actress and an average singer at best.

loser & edie @ 01/28/2009 at 7:08 pm

#24, No Ben is a horrible Actor. He foams on the sides of his mouth…how could anyone want to kiss that Mr. wimpo. all he does is complain about his life.

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