Jennifer Lopez to Star in Sony's New Remake of Overboard

March 18, 2010

Jennifer Lopez

While you would think that with her sinking career she might have already been tossed of the success ship, THR reports Jennifer Lopez is looking to star in the remake of the 1987 romantic comedy Overboard. The original film starring Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn and directed by Garry Marshall followed a snooty, spoiled woman who falls off her yacht and is taken to the hospital by a local, morally challenged carpenter. When she wakes up with amnesia, he convinces her she is his wife, thereby gaining a free new housekeeper for his four boys. Personally I don't think there is anything romantic or funny about this. It's just pure evil!

Lopez has been struggling since Gigli, but she's never really had any great films before that. The only ones I can recall immediately that I enjoyed were Out of Sight and Jack (yes, the one starring Robin Williams as a man-child which was directed by, are you ready for this, Francis Ford Coppola). Unfortunately things aren't looking up, as her new film The Back-Up Plan looks like it was a back-up plan itself since she hasn't been getting any decent roles. Maybe she can turn it around with this remake which hot writers Adam Cooper and Bill Collage (their scripts for Moby Dick, Marco Polo, Tower Heist and more have all sold recently) scripted along with Leslie Dixon (Mrs. Doubtfire, Hairspray, The Heartbreak Kid). Anyone miss J. Lo at all?

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YES!!! Many people love and miss JLO!!!

Mikee25 on Mar 19, 2010


nope. she's getting old.

ed on Mar 19, 2010


She should try and pull a Sandra Bullock... It worked for Sandra Bullock.

almartva on Mar 19, 2010



Nick Sears on Mar 19, 2010


Let’s play: Is That a JLo movie or is that a self help book? try and guess which are which.

nineteen80snore on Mar 19, 2010


Why miss her? It's not like she had a ton of movies that were good to begin with. What 2 movies out of 20.

People's Champ on Mar 19, 2010


i just spit out my drink at #1's statment!!! BWHAAHA

Gabe the Accuser on Mar 19, 2010


J LO Movies Suck, And This Will Suck!!

mikeyspikey89 on Mar 19, 2010


Out of Sight Blood and Wine The Cell That's aboot it surely. Fack J Jlo, she's a dickhead. Money done messed up her mind.

Crapola on Mar 20, 2010


Like she gives a fly shit what me and you all have 2 say about her career! I will say shes good and people are just mad! Hell if i had her money i wouldnt give a shit either! STOP HATING SHE AINT GOING NOWHERE!

Angel d on Mar 20, 2010


Skip JLo... An Overboard remake? I just don't see anyone pulling off Goldie Hawn, except maybe her daughter. I loved the cheesiness and fun of the original Overboard and don't think a remake will be successful.

kcp on Mar 22, 2010


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Obexaideldler on May 13, 2010

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