Leah Remini, who won an Emmy for her A&E series Scientology and the Aftermath, has joined the cast of the upcoming romantic comedy Second Act. The movie will be directed by Peter Segal, and also stars Jennifer Lopez.
In the vein of Maid In Manhattan, which also starred Lopez, and the comedy classic Working Girl, the film follows a Big Box store employee (Lopez) who reinvents her life and her lifestyle. When she gets the chance to prove to Madison Avenue that street smarts are as valuable as a college degree, she realizes that it is never too late for a Second Act. Remini will play the role of Joan, Lopez’s best friend and fellow Big Box employee from Queens.
The script for the movie has been penned by Justin Zackham and Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas.