Jennifer Lopez and her Nuyorican Productions have signed a deal with Skydance and Concord to develop a slate of original projects based on Concord’s catalog of musicals, which includes the works of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Rodgers & Hammerstein.
Lopez, alongside partners Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas and Benny Medina, will executive produce multiple projects via Nuyorican Productions with an option to star in at least one of them.
This deal expands Skydance Television’s already established partnership with Concord which includes co-developing the first-ever television series based on one of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s hit musicals, a modern-day adaptation of Oklahoma! from John Lee Hancock and Bekah Brunstetter.
Concord’s library contains titles such as The Sound Of Music, The Wizard Of Oz, Jesus Christ Superstar, Meet Me In St. Louis, and An American In Paris, and that’s just scratching the surface. So Lopez will have her pick as to what reimagining she wants to star in.
“Musicals were a part of the tapestry of my childhood”, Lopez said in a statement. “We’re so excited to begin our association with Skydance and Concord in reinterpreting some of the most classic musicals and bringing them to life in new ways for a new generation”.
“Jennifer Lopez is an international icon in every sense of the word, and we are thrilled to expand our relationship with Concord to partner with such a creative powerhouse,” said Bill Bost, President of Skydance Television. “Skydance aims to create stories that appeal to audiences around the globe, and Jennifer is the perfect partner to reimagine these beloved, classic musicals for a twenty-first century audience“.
While Lopez will be an executive producer on many of these projects, attention will now turn to which classic piece of IP she will actually choose to star in.