Jennifer Lopez will star in the upcoming science-fiction thriller film Atlas on the Netflix streaming service. The film is directed by Brad Peyton, who is best known for directing Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore in 2010, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island in 2012, San Andreas in 2015, Incarnate in 2016 and Rampage in 2018. Safehouse Pictures and Nuyorican Productions will produce the film. Lopez and Peyton will serve as the producers for Atlas alongside Courtney Baxter, Matt Schwartz, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, Benny Medina, Jeff Fierson, Tory Tunnell and Joby Harold.

Not much information has been given about the story for Atlas, but the basic synopsis states: “The film follows Atlas, a woman fighting for humanity in a future where an AI soldier has determined the only way to end war is to end humanity. To outthink this rogue AI, Atlas must work with the one thing she fears most — another AI.”

Peyton has expressed a great deal of excitement at being able to direct Lopez in one of his films. “I’m so honored to be working with Jennifer, Elaine and the rest of the team at Nuyorican Productions along with our partners Joby and Tory at Safehouse,” he said. “Having the chance to direct Jennifer in the title role of this movie is a dream come true, as I know she’ll bring the incredible strength, depth and authenticity we’ve all come to admire from her work. Furthermore, Jeff and I are so excited to be back working with Scott, Ori and the entire team at Netflix. They have been nothing short of amazing to work with and we are blessed to have the opportunity to make another movie on the service.”

While the film is still early in its development, fans of Lopez are nonetheless excited to see her star in Atlas once it is released.


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