Jennifer Lopez to produce 'La Flor Palida' Univision mini-series
UPI News Service, 04/10/2007
Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez has agreed to be executive producer of a five-hour musical drama on Univision, the Spanish-language network in California.
"La Flor Palida" represents Univision's first foray into the miniseries genre, Variety said Tuesday.
The project, which begins filming in Mexico City within the next few weeks, has a tentative premiere date for late May and will include music from Lopez's just-released Spanish CD "Como Ama una Mujer."
Leon Ichaso, who wrote and directed the upcoming Lopez-Marc Antony feature "El Cantante," will direct. Jimena Romero wrote the script. Along with Lopez, Ichaso and her manager Simon Fields will act as executive producers.
Fields said the miniseries grew from a concept presented by Lopez last year. "She had an idea to create a miniseries in the old grand style of things like 'The Thorn Birds,' but using the words in the music to drive the narrative," he said.
It revolves around a movie star-singer named Sofia Marquez who's constantly in the public eye.
Lopez will not act in the project but will appear at the end of each episode, singing a song from "Como Ama una Mujer."