Seems like every actor in Hollywood wants a part of Jennifer Lopez.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, actor Jake T. Austin has just been cast for JLO’s upcoming ABC Family series, “The Fosters.”
Austin,17, who worked alongside Selena Gomez in Disney’s “Wizards of Waverly Place” as Max Russo, will star as Jesus Foster in the drama that is being produced by JLO’s company, Nuyorican Productions.
“Meet the Fockers” star Teri Polo and “Rescue Me” actress Sherri Saum have also officially been cast for lead roles in the drama pilot currently in pre- production.
As Fox News Latino previously reported in July, Lopez’s new series is about a mixed-race lesbian couple Stef and Lena Foster, whose lives get shaken up when Lena decides to bring in the troubled teen Callie into the home she shares with Stef and their children.
THR reports that Polo will take on the role of Stef, a no-nonsense but compassionate cop, who is not thrilled to bring in Callie into her home yet realizes that her family is what Callie needs.
Saum will play Lena, a school principal who refuses to give up on giving as many children as possible a new life.
In the series, Austin’s character has a fraternal twin sister named Mariana. Despite not being as bright as she is in the books, he is more down-to-earth and wins people over with his charm.
Just last week the conservative group known as One Million Moms, which is part of the American Family Association organization, made it a mission to protect their children from what they call on their website “immorality, violence, vulgarity and profanity the entertainment media is throwing at your children.”
The watchdog group claims that “The Fosters,” about two lesbians moms, is trying to “redefine marriage and family by having two moms raise these children together” and that “as Christians, the Bible also says that we must speak up against sin.”
In a statement on their website, the supporters of the organization have vowed to “stop this dead in it its tracks” and urges others to “take action” in protesting “The Fosters.”
Emails and phone calls from Fox News Latino to One Million Moms and Jennifer Lopez’s team were not returned.