Jennifer Lopez’s latest project has found it’s screenwriter…
Jason Smilovic and Todd Katzberg are set to adapt Isabella Maldonado’s novel The Cipher, which will star the 51-year-old Puerto Rican superstar.
In The Cipher, FBI agent Nina Guerrero (Lopez) finds herself drawn into a serial killer’s case after he strategically posts complex codes and riddles online corresponding to recent murders in order to lure her into a cat and mouse chase.
Lopez is producing with her partners Elaine Goldsmith Thomas and Benny Medina.
Smilovic and Katzberg most recently adapted Robert Littell’s cold war era novel The Sisters for Pioneer Pictures and Thunder Road with Smilovic set to direct.
Previous feature credits for Smilovic include Lucky Number Slevin and the Todd Phillips summer feature War Dogs, which earned Jonah Hill a Golden Globe nomination in the Best Actor – Comedy/Musical category.