EXCLUSIVE: After the success of their micro-budget thriller collaboration The Boy Next Door, Universal Pictures has re-teamed with Jennifer Lopez on Mothers I’d Like To…, a comedy pitch that will be developed as a star vehicle for Lopez. They are keeping mum on a logline, but I’m told it’s Bridesmaids meets First Wives Club. The pitch is based on an idea by Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, and the script will be written by Mark Perez.
Lopez will produce through her Nuyorican Productions shingle, along with her producing partner Goldsmith-Thomas, and Benny Medina. Vincent Newman will be executive producer and Priscilla Porianda will co-produce.
The scribe, who started in the Disney Feature Writing Program, has script credits that include The Country Bears, Accepted and the upcoming Jason Bateman-starrer Game Night. He’s currently writing How To Win At Life By Cheating At Everything, a novel for Dark Horse Books.
Lopez, who voices the character of Lucy in the DreamWorks Animation pic Home and who sang “Feel The Light” on its soundtrack, is repped by CAA and Medina Co. Perez is managed by Brian Lutz. Universal execs Anikah McLaren and Chloe Yellin are overseeing.