LIV TYLER IN THREESOME WITH AFFLECK AND LOPEZ?
The Hollywood Reporter announced on Wednesday night that Liv Tyler is in
negotiations to join Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez in Miramax Films' JERSEY
GIRL for Movie Poop Shoot founder Kevin Smith. Smith told the Shoot that
"We needed someone to play the Jersey Elf Queen. Naturally, Liv was our
first choice." Tyler most recently portrayed the Elf Queen in the
blockbuster feature "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring." She
also will star in the next two installments of the "Rings" trilogy: "The Two
Towers" and "The Return of the King."
Production on JERSEY GIRL is slated to begin Aug. 12 in Philadelphia.
Affleck and Tyler previously worked together on 1998's ARMAGEDDON. JERSEY
GIRL is about a man named Ollie Trinke, played by Affleck, and the effects a
new wife, Lopez, and 6-year-old daughter have on his seemingly full life.
Tyler plays Maya, a video store clerk who has a significant impact on Ollie.
George Carlin also stars as Affleck's father. Scott Mosier of Smith's View
Askew Prods. is producing JERSEY, which kicked into high gear last month
after Affleck and Lopez decided to team for a second time, following a
collaboration on the upcoming Revolution Studios feature GIGLI.