Actress/singer Jennifer Lopez is to seduce a teenage boy in a new thriller.

The Maid in Manhattan star has signed on to appear in The Boy Next Door in which she will play a single mother who embarks on an affair with a young neighbour who is friends with her son.

Lopez's character ends the illicit romance, but trouble ensues.

The film will reportedly be helmed by Alex Cross director Rob Cohen and is due to begin filming in the autumn (13) before Lopez returns to the panel of reality Tv talent show American Idol, according to