Jennifer Lopez To Star In KISS OF THE SPIDER-WOMAN Movie Musical

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Jennifer Lopez | Photo: Bruce Glikas/Getty Image/FilmMagic

Alex Mecklosky
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December 7, 2023 3:00 PM

Looks like they're going to be dressing up on the big screen. As reported by Variety, the multi-award-winning singer and performer Jennifer Lopez is set to star in a movie adaptation of Kiss of the Spider-Woman.

While little is known about this musical to movie adaptation Variety is reporting that “a source close to the production” claims that it will be ​​written and directed by Dreamgirls director Bill Condon. 

According to a casting breakdown obtained by Variety The movie is currently on the look for a person that “presents as an openly queer and effeminate gay man, but may be on the non-binary/trans femme spectrum.” to play the role of Molina. Rehearsals for the project are set to begin in February of next year with filming beginning in April.

The musical is set in an Argentinian prison in 1981. Lopez would play the role of Aurora who Molina imagines in movies as a classic silver screen diva, including a role of the spider woman, who kills her prey with a kiss. 

Kiss of the Spider-Woman originally premiered in the West End in 1992 and on Broadway in 1993 with music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and a book by Terrence McNally.

We will be bringing more information on the project when more is known.

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Alex Mecklosky

As a native New Yorker, Alex has always loved everything involving theatre. With a degree in Theatre and New Media from Marymount Manhattan College, Alex realized that, since he was not talented enough to be on Broadway, the next best thing would be to write about it!