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Gary Susman
January 16, 2004 AT 05:00 AM EST

After six months of talk, it’s official: Sixty-six-year-old Jane Fonda is coming out of retirement to make her first movie in 14 years. Variety reports that the two-time Oscar winner will play the title role in New Line’s ”Monster-in-Law” opposite Jennifer Lopez. In May, director Robert Luketic (”Win a Date With Tad Hamilton,” ”Legally Blonde”) will begin shooting the comedy, which will feature J. Lo as a woman who’s set to marry the perfect guy, only to run into opposition from J. Fo as her intended’s impossible-to-please mom.

Fonda, who hasn’t been seen onscreen since 1990’s ”Stanley & Iris,” has been itching to get back to work. Last summer, she was also in talks to join the cast of ”Elizabethtown,” the romantic comedy starring Orlando Bloom and Kirsten Dunst that writer-director Cameron Crowe (”Jerry Maguire”) will shoot later this year. This week, she explained her ”Monster” move to gossip columnist Liz Smith, saying: ”I’m at such a different place in my life. I feel braver. It will be interesting to see what I can bring to this.”

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