The Mother starring Jennifer Lopez release date, cast, synopsis, trailer, and more

The Mother. Jennifer Lopez as "The Mother" in The Mother. Cr. Eric Milner/Netflix ©2023
The Mother. Jennifer Lopez as "The Mother" in The Mother. Cr. Eric Milner/Netflix ©2023 /

The Mother starring mega pop star Jennifer Lopez is coming to the streamer soon, and we’re keeping track of all the important details about the upcoming Netflix original movie.

The Mother is an action film directed by Niki Caro from a screenplay co-written by Misha Green, Andrea Berloff, and Peter Craig. You might know Caro from her work on the 2020 live-action movie Mulan. Berloff is known for co-writing the biographical drama Straight Outta Compton. Green was the showrunner of HBO’s Lovecraft Country, and Craig co-wrote the 2022 superhero film The Batman.

Vertigo Entertainment and Nuyorican Productions produced the film. Nuyorican Productions is a production company co-founded by Lopez and Benny Medina.

Below, we’ve shared everything you need to know about the action movie.

The Mother release date

Are you ready to mark your calendar for The Mother release date? If so, make sure to clear your schedule on Friday, May 12, 2023! Initially, Netflix announced that the movie would be coming in May 2023 and we had hoped the streamer would hand out an early May release. Well, it looks like we got a mid-May release. We’re not complaining, though!

The Mother cast

Sadly, we do not have the character names of each cast member. However, when Netflix releases the cast members’ roles, we’ll be sure to share.

Here’s the complete main cast list via IMDb:

  • Jennifer Lopez as the protagonist
  • Joseph Fiennes
  • Omari Hardwick
  • Gael García Bernal
  • Paul Raci
  • Lucy Paez
  • Jesse Garcia
  • Yvonne Senat Jones

You can check out The Mother‘s official IMDb page if you want to see the full cast and crew.

The Mother synopsis

The action film follows a deadly female assassin (Jennifer Lopez) who’s been on the run for years but is forced to come out of hiding to protect the daughter she left behind from dangerous assailants.

The Mother starring J.Lo official trailer

On April 11, one month ahead of the Mother’s Day weekend release of the new movie, Netflix unveiled the explosive and captivating full trailer for the movie. Lopez shared the official trailer on her social media accounts directly to her fans, who will surely be tuning in on May 12.

The trailer offers viewers extended insight into what to expect from the action drama, which looks like a non-stop thrill ride. Lopez plays a mother tasked with doing whatever it takes to protect her daughter, whom she was forced to leave behind as a child. While J.Lo might be known for her romantic comedies as of late, the trailer depicts the actress getting back into her action roots, just like in the movie Enough.

Take a look at the trailer in the video below!

During Netflix’s TUDUM, the streamer released a thrilling official teaser!

On Jan. 18, Netflix released its full 2023 movie slate along with short clips from each upcoming movie. You can catch a clip from The Mother from the 1:02 to 1:05 mark.

Stay tuned to Netflix Life for any updates on The Mother!

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FanSided Entertainment staff contributed to this report.