Puerto Rican singer Nicky Jam is set to make his debut as a filmmaker, and he will do so with one of the screenwriters of “La Casa de Papel,” according to Mexican daily El Occidental.
Nicky Jam is in talks with Netflix to develop “La Perla,” a film he wrote and which will be his directorial debut.
“That’s the way it is. I had been working with this story for a long time, and I was given to meet the screenwriter of ‘La casa de Papel.’ He loved the story and talked to the people at Netflix. Regardless of whether it’s with them or whoever, we’re going to get it out,” the singer shared in an interview with El Sol de México.
The “X” and “El Amante” singer said that the story is about “two boys in the neighborhood of La Perla, in Puerto Rico. We want to do something really big.”
Nicky Jam has participated in the films “xXx” with Vin Diesel and “Bad boys for life” with Will Smith. In addition, he lent his voice in the dubbing of the recent “Tom and Jerry” movie. On television, he starred in his biographical series “El Ganador,” for which he is already preparing a sequel.
“I have another movie coming out called American sole, where the executive producer is Kevin Hart (two-time Emmy nominee). Bad Bunny is also in it. In addition to the second season of El Ganador,” he said.
Nicky Jam is also preparing for his first movie star, as he recently produced a film in which he heads the cast. “We are filming it with a very big company, and I am going to be the main character. I can’t give out the information yet, but it’s the first Hollywood movie I’m going to star in.”
These projects realize Nicky Jam’s dream of being a movie star.
“It’s a dream because all my life I’ve been a fan of movies and this Hollywood stuff. It’s something I’ve always wanted in my life. Truth be told, the mere fact that I’ve been in three Hollywood movies, to say ‘I’ve been on the big screens” is enough; that’s not something everyone can say. I’m happy with that. If something else comes out, it’s all blessing.”
But his movie career hasn’t interrupted his music production. On January 27, Nicky Jam will release his new single “Ojos rojos,” whose video he made in Spain with the direction of Willy Rodríguez. “For me, it means one more single, one more year of life,” he said. “I have the feeling that the song is going to be a hit. I have a good vibe from the results, and I hope the public feels what I feel when I listen to the song.”