Jennifer López and Maluma’s upcoming rom-com Marry Me (slated to be released on Valentine’s Day, 2021) has shifted into the next phase of its extended hype cycle. The film was announced last year, and hopped studios—originally being slated to be released by STX Entertainment—before it found a home at Universal, beginning production in October of 2019.
A minimal trailer was released for the film on Monday (Sept. 14), featuring just enough visual of J.Lo in a VMA-style bedazzled wedding gown to keep fans ready for the frankly goofy-sounding López-Malum-Owen Wilson triangle.
An update, for those who have missed tidings of the production; Marry Me focuses on an incredibly extra pop music couple, played by López and Maluma, who set their sights on getting married live. Owen Wilson plays a divorced and tousled mathematics schoolteacher who becomes the beneficiary of fate when López’s character ditches her philandering paramour at the altar and decides to wed a complete stranger instead. The flick will be directed by It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia alum Kat Coiro, and produced by Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, who was also behind López bangers like Hustlers and Maid in Manhattan.
To celebrate the cinematic caper, López and Maluma have reported that they are recording a full-length soundtrack of original songs. Maluma Baby is hype from the time he’s spent in the lab with J.Lo (who wouldn’t be?), telling a reporter last year, “It’s been such an amazing experience also working, doing music. I mean we never stop.” You can’t blame him for having a taste for working with time-tested pop divas—remember when Madonna licked his foot in the video for their single “Medellín”?