Niki Caro’s action pic about a vengeful assassin out to protect the daughter she gave up years earlier will bow on Netflix on May 12.
Jennifer Lopez plays a former assassin turned fierce mama bear who emerges from hiding in the Alaskan wilderness to protect a daughter she gave up for adoption years earlier in the official trailer for the upcoming Netflix movie The Mother.
“I’m a killer. But I’m also a mother,” Lopez’s gun-toting character says at one point in the trailer while stabbing or head-butting the bad guys, or firing back from a motorcycle or snowmobile while being hotly pursued.
The latest look at director Niki Caro’s action-adventure pic opens with Lopez in a flashback giving birth to a daughter she had to give up. An FBI agent with whom she has cut a deal tells her the only way to protect her newborn from two dangerous assailants on the loose is to disappear.
“They’ll find you. Both of you,” Lopez is warned.
Fast-forward in time and the film has the former killer hell-bent on rescuing Zoe, her now-12-year-old daughter (played by Lucy Paez), after she is kidnapped.
The Mother, which also stars Joseph Fiennes, Omari Hardwick, Paul Raci and Gael García Bernal, is set to debut on Netflix on May 12. The film has a script from Andrea Berloff, Peter Craig and Misha Green, based on a story by Green.