Jennifer Lopez was chosen for “Unstoppable”.
The 53-year-old star is set to star in the new sports drama which will be produced by her husband Ben Affleck.
The film will tell the true story of Anthony Robles, a three-time American athlete born with one leg who won a national championship at Arizona State University.
Ben’s production company, Artists Equity, which he co-founded with close friend Matt Damon, will produce “Unstoppable.” William Goldberg – who has edited a number of films for Affleck – is set to make his directorial debut on the film.
Additional casting for the project has yet to be announced.
“Unstoppable” is Jennifer and Ben’s first collaboration after they married last year, but it impacted her film “Air,” which chronicles Nike’s relationship with basketball icon Michael Jordan.
The ‘Tender Bar’ star told The Hollywood Reporter, “I started writing and working with Matt, and Jen gave me some great lines too.
“Oh my God, she’s brilliant. She is incredibly knowledgeable about how fashion evolves across culture as a confluence of music, sport, entertainment and dance.
“She helped me talk about how part of the reason Jordans (the shoes) were so meaningful is that culture and style in America is 90% driven by black culture. Black culture has historically pioneered music, dance, fashion, and then been stolen, appropriated, remarketed as Elvis or whatever.
Affleck continued, “And in this case, (Nike), a white-run corporation, was starting to do business with African-American athletes as part of an identity affiliate sale.
“They were really leveraging what Michael Jordan stands for and who he is. I don’t think the meaning can be overstated. They’re going to go from “Hey guys, we’re a nice shoe” to “If Mike has it, you want it.”
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