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.