Ryan Guzman is thisclose to cementing his boy next door status…
The 26-year-old half-Mexican American actor, model and Step Up Revolution star is in talks to star in The Boy Next Door, the thriller starring Jennifer Lopez and Kristin Chenoweth.
Rob Cohen will direct the microbudget movie, with Universal Pictures distributing as part of the studio’s first-look deal with Jason Blum‘s production company.
Guzman will play a teenage boy who lives next door to Lopez’s character. The woman, who was recently separated, finds herself attracted to the teen and embarks on an affair with him.
Chenoweth will play Lopez’s character’s best friend in the film, which is set to begin shooting this fall.
Guzman recently appeared as Jake on ABC Family‘s Pretty Little Liars.
He’s set to reprise his role as Sean in the upcoming Step Up 5 and will also appear in the film Beyond Paradise.