Latina beauty Jennifer Lopez is turning to her SELENA director Gregory Nava to reignite her movie career after a string of flop films.

J.Lo leapt to fame in 1997 with her portrayal of tragic Mexican singer SELENA PEREZ in Nava's film, but - despite a critically-acclaimed performance in Out of Sight in 1998 - the actress has fallen foul of critics with a series of flops, including Gigli, The Wedding Planner and Enough.

In Nava's forthcoming movie, Lopez will play an American reporter sent to the Mexican-US border town of Ciudad Juarez to investigate the mysterious killings of dozens of females there - a real life phenomenon.

Filming is expected to start in March (05).

03/02/2005 17:50