Singer and actress Jennifer Lopez joins ‘Parker’ cast

London: Jennifer Lopez has reportedly signed on to star opposite Jason Statham in the upcoming film `Parker.`

The 42-year-old star along with Nick Nolte will join the previously announced British actor in the cast of Taylor Hackford`s forthcoming thriller, which is based on Donald Westlake`s novel `Flashfire`, said The Hollywood Reporter.

The `American Idol` judge, who took a three year break from films before making `The Back-Up Plan` last year, will play a real estate agent, while Nick will portray a mentor to Statham`s lead character.

"She plays a real estate agent who finds that a little larceny may in fact be in the cards for her," said the director.

The film will see Statham play a thief who lives by his own code of honour - including never taking money from those who need it - but will kill when necessary.

Patti LuPone, Emma Booth, Michael Chiklis, Wendell Pierce and Clifton Collins Jr will also star in the movie. The film is set to be released in October 2012.

Lopez has other movies in the pipeline, including `Ice Age 4` and `What To Expect When You`re Expecting`.


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