Jennifer Lopez & Jason Statham "Parker" Premiere Pals

Posted Wednesday January 23, 2013 9:20 PM GMT

Hosted by FilmDistrict, The Cinema Society, L'Oreal Paris, and Appleton Estate, Jennifer Lopez attended a screening of her new movie "Parker" at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City on Wednesday (January 23).

The former "American Idol" judge showed off her curves on the red carpet in a sleeveless white knee-length dress and high heels, as she posed next to costar Jason Statham and director Taylor Hackford.

Hitting theaters on Friday, the crime thriller follows a thief with a unique code of professional ethics who is double-crossed by his crew and left for dead. Assuming a new disguise and forming an unlikely alliance with a woman on the inside, he looks to hijack the crew's latest heist.

Excited to work with the 43-year-old actress/singer, the director told USA Today how he approached J-Lo, sharing, "I say that I'm doing a film starring Jason Statham and that I don't want the glamorous Jennifer Lopez. I want someone real and someone I know you are. This character never gives up, and that's you. Jennifer is absolutely the real deal. She's an unbelievable worker. People have the sense that because she's famous that she's removed from the real world — and she's not."

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