Here’s one for the records! Jennifer Lopez gets herself a special NYC screening of her new flick “Parker,” starring opposite Jason Statham, at MoMA y’all. Now it ain’t that we think it too highbrow for Jennie from the block but we are still getting over her being on the screen opposite The Transporter.
Let’s face it, Statham isn’t someone we would have readily listed on her “to co-star with” list. But we reckon neither was Fonda – although that didn’t turn out all that well.
See more pics of the MoMA screening after the jump!
True that the public has likely put The Backup Plan – opposite hotness Alex O’Loughlin, What To Expect When You’re Expecting – opposite Cameron Diaz and Chace Crawford and the ever mighty flop Monster-in-Law – opposite Jane Fonda – behind them. Something JLo assuredly is eternally grateful for… We won’t say nothing of Jersey Girl and the concocted BFF romantic leading man Ben Affleck bit.
But Statham’s flicks are a tricky mix… Much like a Katy Perry song, they are a catchy – action packed and fueled by CGI effects – but lacking a certain base ingredient once you get past the formula. Transporter (one), Snatch and Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrells’ aside. We will also tell you we got off on Death Race if you push us to it hard enough. Although how do you make a film about a prison without that certain Oz element?
No matter, that’s another posting entirely.
Statham is a guilty pleasure and can deliver in a pinch. That’s indisputable. And perhaps this will be one of those pinches where the surprise will be on the public and the film will have merited its highbrow arrival at the Museum of Modern Art booking.
The trailer is a keeper…
Other notable attendees: Fifty Cent – who bypassed the outside arrivals line completely unnoticed, the leggy Emma Booth, Alyssa Miller, Broadway legend Patti Lupone, Nicky Hilton, Sami Gayle, Frederique van der Wall and Jake T. Austen, who made like he had never seen an outside arrivals line sans a red-carpet and breezed into the backdrop interior line-up inspite of repeatedly calls for a photo-op.