So I finally caught the trailer for Jennifer Lopez’s upcoming big-screen effort, The Boy Next Door, yesterday, and I was rather surprised to find out it is so not a rom-com.
Far from it.
This in spite of featuring up-and-comer Ryan Guzman, Sex and the City’s John Corbett – Aidan! – and Kristin Chenoweth.
Sure, La Lopez plays a (hot) teacher on the rebound from a recent divorce (hey, John Corbett, hey)...a comely, generally happy-go-lucky-seeming woman with a good friend in La Cheno’s character – but that’s as far as the rom-com-ish stuff goes.
The younger man with whom she ends up having a one-nighter (Guzman)? He turns out to be a freak. A dangerous one who will not let go.
Check out the trailer for the Fatal Attraction-esque The Boy Next Door, which is set to open on Jan. 23.