Jennifer Lopez has been in the spotlight recently for her marriage to Ben Affleck and various projects, like Halftime and Marry Me. Lopez’s next project with Netflix, the film The Mother, will be released in 2023, but J.Lo will also soon star in and produce a sci-fi thriller for Netflix called Atlas.
Brad Peyton (Rampage and San Andreas) will direct the film, and Aron Eli Coleite is writing the latest draft of the movie that Leo Sardarian originally penned.
Lopez’s Nuyorican Productions recently signed a first-look deal with Netflix to create films, TV series, and other content focusing on diverse female actors, writers, and filmmakers. As previously mentioned, Lopez is also set to star in the action film The Mother, directed by Niki Caro (Mulan), as well as The Cipher, which is an adaptation of the novel penned by Isabella Maldonado. Atlas will be the third film in her pact with Netflix.
Most recently, Lopez has been seen in romantic comedy Marry Me alongside Owen Wilson. She will next star in the upcoming romantic comedy Shotgun Wedding with Josh Duhamel for Amazon Prime Video ahead of her move to Netflix with The Mother.
Atlas movie release updates
According to IMDb, the movie is in the midst of production, which makes sense given the timing of the latest casting updates in August and September 2022. Filming has been said to take place in both Los Angeles, California and New Zealand.
Depending on when the movie wraps filming later on in 2022, J.Lo fans shouldn’t expect to add Atlas to their watch lists much before late 2023 or early 2024. Stay tune for more filming updates for the movie as they are revealed by the cast and Netflix!
Atlas movie Netflix cast
Lopez will be playing the titular character for this film, according to the Deadline report. The actress and producer also shared her excitement for the film with a tweet in June 2021.
Simu Liu, Sterling K. Brown, and Abraham Popoola joined the cast of Atlas in August 2022. Although details remain mum, it’s been hinted that Liu will play a villain. The cast continued to grown in September 2022, when Once Upon a Time and Why Women Kill star Lana Parrilla added even more star power to the stacked cast.
Check out the Atlas cast so far:
- Jennifer Lopez
- Simu Liu
- Abraham Popoola
- Sterling K. Brown
- Lana Parrilla
- Justin Walker White
- Adia Smith-Eriksson
Atlas movie Netflix synopsis
Lopez’s character is a woman who lives in a future where artificial intelligence soldiers are common. One of those soldiers decides that ending humanity is the only solution to ensure that war will become non-existent. She realizes she must confront her greatest fear, the AI soldiers, by partnering with one of them to defeat the rogue.
Here’s the official synopsis for the movie via IMDb:
A bleak-sounding future, where an AI soldier has determined that the only way to end war is to end humanity.
FanSided Entertainment staff contributed to this report.