Katherine Heigl might be part of a ‘Romancing the Stone’ remake: UGH.


In yesterday’s links, I said that Katherine Heigl’s hair is looking a little better. Now that I’m looking at even more new photos… eh. It doesn’t look so “bleached into oblivion” as it before, and she’s growing it out a little bit. I think she’s found a good conditioner, and we should applaud her, because her old style looked like grandma-style cotton candy.

As for this outfit… sigh. I’m not going to yell and scream about it. I think it’s unflattering, sure, and those shorts (chino cutoffs, really) give Heigl a phantom dong. But she’s out, running errands, and she looks more pulled together than many celebrity women. She does look older than her actual age, which is her consistent style. She and her mother look the same age, and they do everything together and her mom is her only friend. I’m sure her mom is lurking somewhere, out of camera range.

By the way, have you heard about the GOD-AWFUL I HATE YOU MAKE IT STOP rumor that Hollywood is going to remake Romancing the Stone, and that Katherine is in talks to play the Joan Wilder role? With Gerard Butler possibly in the Michael Douglas role.

Well, the “Romancing The Stone” remake has been an idea kicking around Hollywood for a while now and the last we heard about it Robert Luketic, the man behind a string of abominations including “Monster-in-Law,” “The Ugly Truth” and “Killers,” was going to sit in the director’s chair. That was nearly two years ago, and it seems Fox are now looking for some fresh blood and probably someone whose best film isn’t “Legally Blonde.”

While that search continues, Moviehole reports that Luketic’s muse Katherine Heigl is in contention for the lead with names like Taylor Kitsch and Gerard Butler being tossed around as potential male leads. Of course, this all tremendously early, and possibly none of these names will make it through, and whoever does end up directing will probably have their own vision for the project, but it should give you an idea of the direction Fox is looking to take this thing in.

Of the two male leads, Kitsch seems like a longshot, a name who is yet to be proven on the big screen and will be tested by the forthcoming “John Carter” and “Battleship” two big, expensive projects that aren’t quite building the buzz they should be at this point. As for Butler, he makes a bit more sense, having already paired up with Heigl for the godawful “The Ugly Truth,” which brought in a ridiculous $200 million worldwide. Fox wouldn’t mind having a taste of that success.

[From Indie Wire]

I hate you. Make it stop. Shut up. Stop talking. Eat your lies. You’re full of douche. STOP STOP STOP. Romancing the Stone does NOT need to be remade. Especially not with Dame Heigl. And although I love him, Gerard Butler needs to back away from this mess. The original is perfect, and I’ve seen it a million times, and I will always watch it when it’s on TV. It’s a masterpiece of the adventure-romance-comedy genre.

Did I ever mention that I saw The Ugly Truth, that movie Katherine and Gerard did together? The movie sucked, hard, but I have to admit, they actually had chemistry together. I think The Butler is one of the few people who actually likes Dame Heigl. Poor bastard. I wouldn’t hate it if they made another movie together, but not this remake.




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  1. your mama says:

    She’s on the phone with her Mom!

    ~~1 of my favorite movies. No way will I be able to watch this.

  2. the original bellaluna says:

    Those sunglasses are HIDEOUS! Does this snot even own a mirror, or does she just look at her mother before she leaves the house?



    You are only succeeding in pissing people off and alienating EVEN MORE MOVIE-GOERS THAN YOU ALREADY HAVE with your current level of tomfoolery.


  3. Ari says:

    This is up there for me with War of the Roses – SO HELL NO PLEASE DONT DO THIS!!! ugh…anyway I did enjoy the vibrator scene in the Ugly Truth at least…that made me laugh hard

  4. brin says:

    Leave well enough alone! Don’t people have original ideas anymore?

  5. Mia says:

    No! No! No!

    I flove Romancing the Stone & I’m not a Michael Douglas fan. That movie was awesome. Heigl can’t lick Kathleen Turner’s pinky toe. She doesn’t have smouldering sexiness about her. I will not comment on Butler because of your boner for him, but seriously Hollywood… No!

  6. Happy21 says:

    I just can’t believe that there are no talented writers in Hollywood anymore that they keep having to remake TV shows and movies that are classic. Jeez they will try to re-do Gone with Wind soon if they aren’t careful and they will FAIL.

    As far as katherine goes, I love her but think the glasses look hilarious and the outfit is awful and since I don’t think they should be remaking Romancing the Stone – I don’t want her in it!

  7. Quest says:

    Romancing the Stone was one of my favorites, please don’t mess that up for me…KH …uh no.

  8. Canuck says:

    No remake, no no noooooooooo. Why mess with perfection? Ditto for War of the Roses, and although it wasn’t nearly as well known, Undercover Blues as well. This woman can’t hold a candle to Turner.

  9. Cindy says:

    Oh come on! I bet Jonah Hill and Zach Galifinakis are up for the Danny DeVito role. Ugh WHY

  10. Katalina says:

    As many before me have said, GAH THOSE SUNGLASSES!!! She wears them all the time, too. You’re crazy rich, buy a pair that actually looks good on you. This woman has the worst style/fashion/taste EVER.

  11. Juliette says:

    And they wonder why people don’t go the movies anymore. Between the high prices, crappy scripts and poorly done remakes what is the point?

    I would rather sit at home and re-watch the classics with good friends and some munchies.

    They need to start coming up with origianl scripts again. All these remakes of great movies is ridiculous and it tarnishes the awesomeness of the originals.

    I have seen previews of the Footloose movie and it looks horrible. LEAVE THE CLASSICS ALONE and come up with some new ideas Hollywood.

  12. tar says:

    C’mon guys, don’t you know it’s mean to make fun of old ladies? Respect the elderly.

  13. sandy#1 says:

    ugh is right, i agree with the above statements, don’t mess with perfection, heigl is horrid, to say the least.

  14. Juliesunflower says:

    Hollywood has ran out of ideas!

  15. Rita says:

    This remake should be called “Passing the Stone”. My dad passed one last week and there was nothing romantic about it.

  16. as says:

    Heck no! Katie doesn’t even look as good as Kathleen Turner on her bad days! No to this remake. Michael Douglas produced the original so I’m surprised he’s going to OK this. I hope it tanks.

  17. DoMaJoReMc says:

    Thanks for the heads-up. I will NOT be going to see it.

  18. Ron says:

    NO. Catherine Heigl is NOT sexy. That role needs an actress with innate sex appeal. If the hotness is gone, the film will fail.

  19. Carrie says:

    What’s gonna be Kiaser… It was Heigl – the filthiest dirtiest dumbest excuse for an actress west of the Missouri River!

    NO NO NO NO NO!!!! This is horrible news…

  20. sassenach says:

    Those sunglasses make her look like she is slow. She needs to get rid of them and grow out her hair asap.

  21. CC says:

    ANOTHER remake???? Pass. And I wasn’t even a huge fan of the original.

  22. Tazina says:

    She looks 50 in that hair and those hideous sunglasses. When she does glam herself up, she looks gorgeous. Unfortunately that doesn’t seem to happen very often as she seems to prefer the granny style for her everyday look.

  23. dr.bombay says:


  24. Franny says:

    I used to LOVE katherine heigl. She was so pretty and cute and I obvi loved her in grey’s anatomy. but I just can’t with the hair and the clothes. eye make is your friend ladies. especially as a blond. what happened?

  25. KC says:

    Awww I love Romancing The Stone and I agree it does not need to be remade. It’s one of my favs. Kathleen Turner and Michael Douglas were perfect in that movie and nothing will ever beat that so why try?

    Hollywood needs to be creative and think of something original for a change! I like Katherine Heigl but I say NO to Gerald Butler. He just seems so gross.

  26. meg says:

    LMAO @ Rita. YES!

  27. Devon says:

    It’s just like with the remake of Footloose…WHY? I saw the trailer for it at the cinema a few weeks ago and I just about cried. I will always watch Footloose when it’s on tv. Heigl needs to back the f*ck away.

    I was going to ask if there was anyone who would work with her since anyone who has worked with her cannot stand her. If Gerry does, well…I don’t know how to finish that sentence.

  28. buckley says:

    NOO! did they learn nothing from remaking Arthur??

  29. michelle says:


  30. LittleDeadGrrl says:

    I am with all the NOOOOOs on this one. It doesn’t need to be redone and I won’t go see it. Also she cannot pull of being adorable … all of us would be rooting for the criminals to kill her and win

  31. ness says:

    LMAO at her face in those sunglasses!!!

  32. Great Panda says:

    Holy Crap!!!!!!!!!!!!

    she looks like a white Steve Urkel…..

  33. Relli says:

    My fiance and i were watching TV the other night and the preview for that scary space movie came on and he was like, “really!?!” To which i said, “hey at least its not another re-make,” and didn’t say anything more because he knew i was right.

    Yes movie execs nobody likes to see the same movie made over and over especially when those who originated the roles are untouchable.

  34. Diane says:

    Why don’t the producers just put the money in a barrel and burn it? Save themselves the time and effort. Her movies don’t make money because she can’t act. She’s just creepy.

  35. Ycnan says:

    god what has she done to herself.

  36. Violet says:

    I love the original ‘Romancing the Stone’ so I’m certainly not going to watch some crappy remake.

    C’mon, Hollywood, show some creativity and create some new classics!

  37. Daisy424 says:


  38. Kelly says:

    I really hope they do NOT remake this movie! However, I like Katherine Heigl so if they insist upon remaking it, she’d be fine in the role.

  39. Callumna says:


    They’ve got more names for redo than I can count. Remake, Redux, Part Deux, Rewind, on and on.

    It’s like all the creativity is wasted on marketing and shiny DVD cover art, nothin’ on the content.

    If we don’t stay away they’ll remake Indiana Jones and ET with the Jonas Bros and Miley Cyrus. And Miley will be a virgin stripper with a naughty streak but a heart o’ gold.

  40. UKHels says:

    one of my favourite films – what the hell is Hollywood DOING??

    why are they remaking films that were perfect the first time round?

  41. OhMyMy says:

    No…just no. I love Romancing the Stone. KH does okay with the anal retentive slighty nerdy characters she plays in her recent rom-coms but she does not have the chops to play Joan Wilder. The only movie I liked her in was The Ringer starring Johnny Knoxville as a scam artist impersonating a kid in the Special Olmypics. She did okay as his love interest in that.

    27 Dresses was just passable. The Ugly Truth was dreadful and I only watched Life As We Know It for Josh D.

    Pick anyone else for Joan Wilder if you have to remake it…anyone…a newcomer would even be great but not KH.

  42. skeptical says:

    Why why why the rash of remakes!
    The REAL Romancing the Stone was $@#$%#$ PERFECT!!!!!
    This does not need to be done.
    Maybe if Hollywood dumped its tired executives and let some fresh blood in we wouldn’t be trapped in this remake rash!!! Where’s my (diaper) remake rash cream?
    Oh right.. in NOT buying tickets to this crap.
    But you know there’s enough morons out there who love Cardboard Heigl to make this craptastic movie fly.
    I give up. I’ll be huddled in my room with my tiny TV and my DVDs.

  43. orion70 says:

    I’m with everyone who wishes they’d leave these movies alone. I mean we’re not talking movies from the 50′s here they’re going at, these were really not all that long ago. And so many.

  44. Carolyn says:

    The release of Heigl’s latest movie – the Stephanie Plum book one has been much delayed – doesn’t that say something about her ahem marketability. Ditto everyone’s outrage at a) remake of RTS and b) the constant remakes of good original movies. Hwood really is dumb.

  45. Svetlana says:

    Those sunglasses sit way too high on her face. And it results in her eyes showing through too much. It’s freaky looking – way too much like those stupid novelty x-ray vision glasses they used to sell to little kids.

  46. Courtney says:

    god help us at least it’s not HUD with KH cast as Alma the Brassy housemaid that turns down Hud’s sexual advances. Heigl doesn’t have the sex appeal or acting Chops that Patricia Neal who originally played the part and won the best actress oscar for it did nor could they find an actor like Paul Newman to play the title character the closet thing would be his god son Jake Gylenhaal remakes are a part of life unfortunately

  47. iner says:

    this KH its time to her be fired!I liked her long time ago (Grey’s Anatomy) but i realised she is not good as acress,she is awful on big screen.

  48. Claire78 says:

    I kinda like her, she has a great figure. Gerald Butler I used to love but he has lost it unfortunately. Romancing the Stone is perfect the way it is – its still fresh enough you would hope to be left alone. Its like the nasty rumour about Dirty Dancing. As for Footloose I can’t imagine how bad that will be.

  49. Addie says:

    She just looks SO bad.

    What happend to Izzy Stevens? especially circa Deny & Izzy time.

    Their chemastry was just magic to watch .

    Now Katherine looks old and tired of life.

  50. Str8Shooter says:

    She looks like Gary Oldman in Dracula! Fug doesn’t begin to describe it!!!

  51. seymour says:

    Hollywood needs to stop with the pointless remakes. These films are classics, and don’t need to be remade because there was nothing wrong with them the first time around. Maybe Hollywood should try coming up with some original scripts, and stop with the remakes, sequels, prequels and reboots.