Jennifer Lopez has joined the romantic comedy The Governess, directed by Nigel Cole for Yari Film Group.

According to Variety, The Governess was written by Kevin Wade, who also penned Lopez starrer Maid in Manhattan, and Wendy Braff. Don Roos is polishing the script.

The story centers on a professional thief who, in order to pull off a major bank heist, poses as a nanny to the three unruly children of a wealthy widower. When she starts to fall for the kids and their father, she must decide if she can give up her past for a chance to start over.

Production is set to begin in Massachusetts in the fall under a SAG waiver.