Jennifer Lopez will star in The Mother , an action movie for Netflix, Deadline reports Monday.

In the film, Lopez plays the title role, a female assassin who has to save the daughter she gave up years earlier.

New Zealand director Niki Caro ( Mulan ) was responsible for directing. The script is written by Misha Green ( Heroes , Sons of Anarchy ). It was recently announced that Green is also the sequel to Tomb Raider .

Lopez is currently working as an actress and producer on another production for Netflix: the film adaptation of the novel The Cipher . She will also be seen in Shotgun Wedding , the film that actor Armie Hammer recently withdrew from after allegations of abuse. He is replaced in that project by Josh Duhamel.