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Movie starring Jennifer Lopez to film kidnapping scene in Downtown Vancouver

The scenes also call for a high-speed car chase and simulated gunfire.
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Vancouver residents may spot Jennifer Lopez filming the Netflix thriller The Mother in the upcoming weeks starting on October 7, 2021.

Vancouverites have several opportunities to spot "Jenny from the block" in the city in the upcoming weeks. 

The popular singer, actress, producer, and dancer is in town filming a Netflix thriller called The Mother that also stars Joseph Fiennes (Shakespeare In Love), Omari Hardwick (Power), and Gael Garcia Bernal (Y Tu Mamá También). 

Jennifer Lopez plays an assassin who comes out of hiding to protect her daughter that she gave up while she was on the run from dangerous men, according to Variety.

In September, production company Great Lakes Pictures ULC alerted residents of the Downtown Eastside that actors would be rehearsing scenes in Victory Square and a nearby EasyPark parkade

Now, another resident notification letter from the company states that the scenes will be filmed over the course of several days in a couple of locations in the city including 200 West Hastings and 150 West Pender from approximately 7 a.m. until 9 p.m. on Oct. 7 to 10 and Oct. 12 to 15. 

Previously, actors rehearsed a kidnapping scene in Victory Square and the surrounding area. The crew will now film the actors at a child's birthday party where one of the children gets kidnapped.

The shoot also calls for "high-speed vehicle movement" on the 200 block of West Hastings, the 400 and 500 blocks of Cambie St., and the "lane south of 100 West Pender." One of the scenes calls for "simulated gunfire," too. 

There will be traffic closures but bus, pedestrian, and bike traffic will be permitted when the actors aren't filming. 

After weeks of smooching on yachts and holding hands on intimate walks, Jennifer Lopez and old flame turned new again Ben Affleck made it official earlier in September on the red carpet for the premiere of Affleck's “The Last Duel” at the Venice International Film Festival.

With files from the Canadian Press.