Jennifer Lopez Eyes Her Next Big Movie Role in Wrestling Drama “Unstoppable”

Jennifer Lopez at the CFDA Fashion Awards in 2019
Jennifer Lopez at the CFDA Fashion Awards in 2019. Photo by Matt Baron/Shutterstock (10267266ka)

Jennifer Lopez is getting ready to drop her next album later this year, but her acting career isn’t slowing down. J. Lo just landed her next big role in Unstoppable, a wrestling drama developed by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon’s production company Artists Equity.

Unstoppable will center on Anthony Robles, a three-time All-American wrestler born with one leg, who won a national championship at Arizona State. Robles will be heavily involved in the true story of his life, and he’s also an inspirational speaker and the author of the book Unstoppable: From Underdog to Undefeated: How I Became a Champion.

Robles will be portrayed by Jharrel Jerome, the Emmy-winning star of When They See Us and Moonlight. Lopez will also star in this project, but we still don’t know much about her character.

Lopez has been steadily coming back to acting after her acclaimed role in Hustlers, and we’ve seen her star in romantic comedies Marry Me and Shotgun Wedding just last year. She’s attached to several promising projects, including Netflix’s The Mother, set to be released this spring.

Unstoppable marks the second feature film by Artists Equity following Air, which stars both Ben Affleck and Matt Damon and follows Nike’s attempt to sign a partnership with the NBA rookie Michael Jordan.