J-Lo to film in Nogales, Son.

By Lourdes Medrano , Arizona Daily Star Sun Sep 25, 4:40 AM ET

NOGALES, Sonora – Residents here are gearing up to roll out the welcome mat for movie star Jennifer Lopez.

The actress will start filming the crime thriller “Bordertown” in early October, when the streets and neighborhoods of this bustling Mexican city will bask in the glow of Hollywood.

“Any way you put it, the fact that Hollywood is making a film here will bring recognition to Nogales,” said Eugenio Puebla, Sonora’s regional tourism coordinator.

“There is a lot of excitement in the city, and we’re getting a lot of calls from surrounding communities,” Puebla added.

The film, written and directed by Gregory Nava, will co-star Antonio Banderas.

Filming initially was slated to begin in July, Puebla said, but it was postponed.

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