Jennifer Lopez will play a cougar in her next movie!

Jennifer Lopez is returning to the big screen—and this time, she's playing a cougar! That's right. The 44-year-old has nabbed the role in an upcoming thriller "The Boy Next Door," in which she seduces a younger man.

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Much younger, in fact. According to Variety, Lopez's character is a newly separated mother who begins an affair with a teenager after he moves in next door and befriends her son. Yikes. The real trouble kicks in though after she abruptly tries to end the relationship. Sounds juicy!  

The film will reportedly begin shooting in the fall. There's no information on the rest of the cast just yet.

Hmm… obviously this movie is still in the very early stages of production and we don't know much about it, but it already sounds like a must-see! From the description alone, this role definitely seems much edgier and very different from anything Lopez has ever done before film-wise. Still, I'm fully confident she will be able to do it justice and bring it to life.

After all, she can kind of draw from her own, real-life experiences in love to better depict her character. Her relationship with 26-year-old Casper Smart might not be quite as scandalous as one with a teen, but their 18-year age gap has definitely resulted in its fair share of criticism.

Regardless, I'm excited to see Lopez taking on riskier and more challenging roles in her acting career… and I especially can't wait to find out which lucky guy is going to get to play her teenage lover in the movie!  

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