The Mother Netflix original movie premieres May 14
Earlier this week The Mother Netflix original movie unveiled its official trailer, and all we have to say is that J.Lo is looking more badass than ever.
Jennifer Lopez plays the role of an ex-assassin in The Mother Netflix original movie. After killing several FBI agents, she is advised that the only way to keep her daughter safe is to go on the run and leave her behind. Unfortunately, her daughter gets kidnapped in an effort to draw Lopez’s character back. Lopez then issues a foreboding warning.
“I’m a killer, but I’m also a mother,” she says. “And I will die protecting her.”
Lopez has to educate her 12-year-old daughter, played by Lucy Paez, to defend herself. Other cast members include Paul Raci (Butcher’s Crossing), Joseph Fiennes (The Handmaid’s Tale), Gael Garca Bernal (Y Tu Mama Tambien), and Omari Hardwick (Army of the Dead).
The movie demonstrates the lengths and sacrifices a parent would take for their own kid. The synopsis from Netflix reads: “Years ago, a deadly assassin was forced to go on the run, which forced her to give up her only daughter. Years later, the female assassin returns her order to protect her daughter from some extremely dangerous men.”
The Mother Netflix original movie is directed by Niki Caro,who directed the Disney Mulan remake, The Zookeeper’s Wife, and Whale Rider. Lopez also worked as a producer alongside Elaine Goldsmith Thomas for Nuyorican Productions.
If you guessed a Mother’s Day premiere date, you hit it right on target. The Mother will be available to stream via Netflix on May 12.