Overboard is the kind of ’80s movie I’m okay with Hollywood revisiting in theory. It’s beloved — but it’s still just Overboard. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jennifer Lopez is in talks to star in a remake of the 1987 Goldie Hawn-Kurt Russell classic* for Will Smith’s production company. No word on if she’ll play a rich woman who falls off her yacht, gets amnesia, and then is tricked by the sweaty carpenter she previously pissed off into thinking she’s his wife/housekeeper/babymaker/mini-golf course artist. But per the trade, Leslie Nixon, who wrote the original film (as well as Outrageous Fortune!), is among the scribes who’ve worked on the script, so fingers crossed.
What do you think? If I can’t watch Lopez in a role as good as Karen Sisco in Out of Sight, then I’m fine with her making another movie that I could very well end up watching some Saturday afternoon on TBS’ Movie and a Makeover (see: Monster-in-Law, The Wedding Planner, Maid in Manhattan, and the upcoming The Back-Up Plan). I do think she has her work cut out for her though: She’ll need a costar with whom she has as much chemistry as Hawn did Russell (Matthew McConaughey could be shirtless as a carpenter, yes?), as well as a way to top Hawn’s deliciously dry delivery: