Lopez plays Claire Peterson, a high school teacher with a cheating husband, who sleeps with a student (Noah Sandborn played by Ryan Guzman) on a cliche rainy and vulnerable night. Directed by Rob Cohen, “The Boy next Door” explores that taboo subject of teacher/student relationships. While Claire quickly realized the mistake she made, Sandborn had already grown a violent obsession that led to him plastering her classroom with nude photos from their encounter. At that point she realizes, “I’m going to lose my job, my son, my life.” Noah doesn’t stop there, he befriends her young son and goes as far as enrolling in her class.
Catch the thriller in theaters on January 23, 2015! In the mean time, watch the trailer, below: