Comedian George Lopez has signed up for two new projects says The Hollywood Reporter.
First up is the Mark Pellington-directed dramedy “Henry Poole Is Here.” Based on an original screenplay by Albert Torres, the story centers on a man (Luke Wilson) who discovers that he only has six weeks to live.
He leaves his job, fiancee and overbearing mother and tries to spend his remaining days in seclusion. But he goes through a miracle transformation, and his neighbors disrupt his plan. Lopez plays a priest, whilst Adriana Barraza and Radha Mitchell also star.
Lopez will then segue to Kevin Costner comedy “Swing Vote” for Radar Pictures. Directed by Joshua Michael Stern and written by Stern and Jason Richman, it centers on a single father who is thrust into the national spotlight when the presidential election comes down to his vote.
Lopez will play a local TV station manager whose town is descended upon by the political machinery of both parties. Dennis Hopper, Nathan Lane, Kelsey Grammer and Stanley Tucci also star, whilst shooting begins this month in New Mexico.
Lopez also lends his voice to the Walt Disney Pictures comedy “South of the Border,” being directed by Raja Gosnell.