Jennifer Lopez Fights to Save Humanity in New Sci-Fi Thriller ‘Atlas’ on Netflix

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Jennifer Lopez has the ‘future of humanity’ in her hands in the latest release from Netflix.

The streaming giant revealed the first trailer of the latest film Wednesday showcasing Lopez as Atlas Shepard, a “brilliant but misanthropic data analyst with a deep distrust of artificial intelligence,” per a synopsis.

She “joins a mission to capture a renegade robot with whom she shares a mysterious past. But when plans go awry, her only hope of saving the future of humanity from AI is to trust it.”

Atlas is directed by Brad Peyton, who made the iconic movies including San Andreas and Rampage.

Along with Lopez, 54, the cast also includes Simu Liu, Sterling K. Brown, Gregory James Cohan, Abraham Popoola, Lana Parrilla and Mark Strong.

Lopez’ latest film, The Mother became a big hit on the streaming service. As of now, it is number eight on the most-watched English-language movies ranking on the platform, ahead of Glass Onion and Chris Hemsworth’s Extraction.


Lopez recently debuted a new album, plus, on Prime Video, a companion movie project This Is Me…Now: A Love Story and a documentary The Greatest Love Story Never Told.

As of late, the star canceled shows in seven cities on her upcoming “This Is Me…Now The Tour,” her first tour in five years.

According to Ticketmaster’s website, Lopez will no longer stop in Nashville, New Orleans, Raleigh, Atlanta, Houston, Cleveland and Tampa.

Ticketmaster’s website says that the event organizer has canceled the event and that no action is required to obtain a refund. At this time, the reason for the canceled shows is unknown.

Jennifer Lopez in 'Atlas.'
Jennifer Lopez in ‘Atlas.’ Photo: Netflix

“The concert in Raleigh was cancelled. and for several days now we have been waiting for at least some comments, but no one is giving them. This is disrespectful towards the audience! I can’t even buy a new ticket in another state now, because I don’t know which cities will cancel!” one person wrote.

Another commented, “The show in ATL was canceled. Why was this show canceled with no explanation.”


Lopez has said that this might be her final album and she doesn’t suggest otherwise when asked to explain why she would be happy with “This is Me … Now” as her swan song.

“This was going to be the quintessential thing I have been searching for and wanted to say about love. I’ve been guy on this search for so long, since people first met me and my first record came out and even before that in my first movie role, where I’ve been on this journey trying to figure this thing out for myself. This (album) kind of closed the loop in a way,” Lopez previously told USA TODAY.

She added: “It captures this moment to really say the things I want to say about love, and that is that true love does exist and some things are forever. Please don’t give up on that because that’s all that matters in life … love.”

Lopez’ other recent acting credits include Shotgun Wedding and Marry Me.

Atlas is on Netflix May 24.

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