The assistant manager of Value Shop, Maya Vargas, wants only one thing for her 43th birthday: a promotion. While your resume can not shout at top management, your record certainly does. Vargas is an innovator who listens to her clients and offers results. When she loses her job to a college-educated candidate, Maya sets out to show Madison Avenue that street intelligence is as valuable as books, and it’s never too late for a second act.
Initial release: December 21, 2018 (USA)
Director: Peter Segal
Music composed by: Michael Andrews
Screenplay: Justin Zackham, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas
Production Companies: STX Entertainment, Huayi Brothers
Second Act is an upcoming American romantic comedy film directed by Peter Segal and written by Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas and Justin Zackham. It stars Jennifer Lopez, Vanessa Hudgens, Leah Remini, Annaleigh Ashford, Dan Bucatinsky, Freddie Stroma, Milo Ventimiglia, Treat Williams and Larry Miller, and follows a low-performing 40-year-old mother who has a second chance at a corporate career after creating a fake curriculum vitae. It is scheduled to be released in the United States on December 21, 2018.
Director Peter Segal is not a household name, and to hear him say it is by design. But the 56-year-old Hollywood veteran is one of the most responsible directors for the evolution of film comedies over the past two decades, with a seemingly supernatural sense of what viewers want. Segal’s films, which include a couple of cult classics and some of Adam Sandler’s biggest hits, have grossed more than $ 1 trillion worldwide, most of them raising more than $ 100 million each.
Segal’s latest movie, “Second Act,” stars Jennifer Lopez and hits theaters on December 21.
Consider this praise from your comedic partner Judd Apatow. “Pete is one of the few directors who knows how to balance hard comedy and emotional narration,” says Apatow. “His films are always moving and fun. People always want that magic combination. “
Segal’s long-time agent, Adam Kanter, says: “Pete’s films are successful, not only because they are entertaining, but because they touch on universal themes. Whatever the genre, there is always a heart in the center of the film. I admire him for his unique ability to always find humor in any situation. “