Former pick of the week, Marry Me , has been picked up for a movie starring Jennifer Lopez, with Owen Wilson in talks for the male lead character.
The film is based off the comic Marry Me . The comic was based off the webcomic of the same name, which was collected in graphic novel form, after appearing in a Preview issue back in 2009. The series made it’s full “floppy copy” comic book debut with the 2017 Marry Me Keenspot series
We covered this book back on 1/4/17 when we had it as the pick of the week
Marry Me #1 – This one is a weird one. Very small print run. Online following. Female reader friendly. Could be this years Henchgirl. A pop star says yes to a guy holding up a “Will You Marry Me?” sign at a concert. What happens next? This web comic has been around for 10 years and is just now getting a print comic. Already sold out at most online retailers.
Nothing special about this cover I just want you guys to be aware of Marry me which very well could be our first sleeper of the new year. Based on a webcomic that has garnered a number of fans over it’s 10 year run.. this could be sought after and under ordered.
Jennifer Lopez and STXfilms are again teaming on a feature. Following 2018’s Second Act and the forthcoming Lopez- and Constance Wu-led drama Hustlers, they are rejoining for the romantic comedy Marry Me. Owen Wilson is in final negotiations to star opposite Lopez.
Kat Coiro, known in the TV space for directing pilots and episodes for shows including It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Shameless, The Mick and Modern Family, is directing the pic, which is based on a graphic novel by Bobby Crosby. John Rogers and Tami Sagher adapted the screenplay with a rewrite by Harper Dill.
Described as Notting Hill meets The Proposal, the story centers on a pop superstar (Lopez) who, moments before marrying her rock-star fiancé at Madison Square Garden, finds out he was cheating with her assistant and spontaneously melts down onstage and picks a random math teacher (Wilson) out of the crowd to marry instead. What starts as a goof ends up becoming an exploration of relationships, expectations and destiny.
Lopez, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas and Benny Medina will produce alongside Rogers. Executive producers are Willie Mercer, Alex Brown and J.B Roberts. STX’s Kate Vorhoff and Catherine Hagedorn will oversee production on behalf of the studio. STXinternational will handle international distribution and directly distribute in the UK and Ireland.