Jennifer López has made a deal with Univisión Network to be executive producer of the miniseries La Flor Pálida, a 5-hour musical drama, all in Spanish. In it, the actress will get a chance to sing songs from her new album, Como Ama una Mujer.
According to Daily Variety, taping of the diva’s new pet project gets under way in three weeks in Mexico City and it is expected to premiere in May.
The singer’s Sony Music-Epic label, her production company Nuyorican Productions (thru rep Simon Fields) and El Cantante director Leon Ichaso all have a hand in the realization of the miniseries.
López came up with the storyline last year, said Fields, who heads the artist’s production company. “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 told Daily Variety.
The plot will revolve around a singer by the name of Sofía Márquez who’s constantly in the public eye, said the Nuyorican exec. She gets tangled up in a scandal, runs away from her boyfriend and meets up with an old friend. The leading lady then finds out that her buddy Diego, also a singer, has long carried a torch for her.
Does this ring a bell? Ben Affleck and Marc Anthony, anyone?
“There are some autobiographical elements,” Fields said, adding that the 37-year-old diva won’t act in the project, but may wrap up each episode with a song from her latest album.