Jennifer Lopez Filming Parker in Miami with Jason Statham

In Jennifer Lopez news, the soon-to-be ex-Mrs. Marc Anthony has been spotted riding 'round South Florida in a drop-top Bentley.

No, she didn't treat to herself to $250,000 whip. Jenny from the block is in Miami filming scenes for her new film project, Parker. In the film, Lopez plays a real estate agent-turned-thief who partners up with co-star Jason Statham to rob rich folks. At least that's what we've gathered from an IMBD blurb.

"[Parker is] a crime thriller centered on a thief who lives by a code of honor that includes never stealing money from people who need it." Sounds like a more challenging role than her last gig, pushing Italian compact cars. Check out this video:

Directed by Taylor Hackford, Parker is based on a 2001 novel by the late Donald Westlake, Flashfire, which began filming this past summer. The cast is scheduled to shoot in and around South Florida over the next two weeks.

A few days ago, Lopez and Statham shot a jewelry heist scene on Worth Avenue in Palm Beach, according to Ace Showbiz. And yesterday the two were spotted filming on the balcony of a Miami high-rise. See photos here.

Parker will mark Lopez's return to drama. After last year's box-office bomb, the romantic comedy The Back-up Plan, it seems like the right move. And while it didn't do well commercially, her performance opposite Marc Anthony in El Cantante, a biopic about salsa legend Hector Lavoe, was solid.

And who can forget her brilliant performance as Terri Flores in Anaconda? We legit thought a giant snake was after her ass.

Parker is scheduled to open in October 2012.

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