Will Smith really wants to remake ‘Overboard’ with Jennifer Lopez


There was a rumor going around last year that some dumb producer wanted to remake the comedy classic OverboardI discussed it here. The rumor involved Jennifer Lopez taking the role that was originally played by Goldie Hawn, in one of her best comedic performances ever. Well, according to Us Weekly, Jennifer still wants to do Overboard, still wants to play the Goldie role, and now there are several new twists. One, Jennifer’s career is in much better shape, and this is much more likely to happen now. Two, Jennifer’s soon-to-be-ex-husband was maybe (but maybe not) boning Jada Pinkett Smith, who is married to a closet-Scientologist (like Jennifer), Will Smith. Three, Will Smith wants to make the movie with Jennifer now.

Spouse swap! Marc Anthony and Jada Pinkett Smith have already steamed up the screen on TNT’s Hawthorne – and now Jennifer Lopez is joining the Will Smith-produced remake of the 1987 romantic comedy Overboard.

“They have wanted to work together for nearly a decade,” says an insider. Now, with Jennifer’s career on the rise, she’s eager to take on the snobby heiress role that Goldie Hawn made famous.

“She can make fun of her diva reputation,” says one source. Adds another, “Will says if she pokes fun at herself, the public will really appreciate it.”

[From Us Weekly, print edition]

I did a few minutes of hunting on Google, and I found that Will’s IMDB page does not list Overboard as one of the films that Will is even mentioned for, as a star or as a producer. But! Will’s production company, which did the remake of The Karate Kid with his son Jaden, was signed on to Overboard last year, so it may still be a property that they’re developing. Now, Us Weekly doesn’t say that Will wants to star in the movie with Jennifer, presumably in the Kurt Russell role, but it’s implied, isn’t it? Ugh. How would you feel about it if Jennifer and Will starred in an Overboard remake? I feel ill.





Photos courtesy of Fame.

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  1. Bite me says:

    I love La Lopez, but hell to da no, praise xenu!

  2. brin says:

    NO way….stop with the stupid remakes.

  3. tracking says:

    JLo playing Goldie freakin’ Hawn’s fabulous role?!? NOOO!

  4. dorothy says:

    So Will wants to do a remake of Overboard? Doesn’t he need an actress for the lead role for that?

  5. Launicaangelina says:

    No way…please. I love Overboard! It’s a guilty pleasure and don’t want them effin it up!

  6. mermaid says:

    I have never fantasized about Will Smith! The thought of him recreating the male leading role in Overboard instead of the original hotty Kurt Russell made me just spit up a little…

  7. madpoe says:

    Yet another film that does not need to be remade or reinvisioned! Russell/Hawn were great in that film. Will can do no wrong in my eyes, but there’s a first time for everything and that everything is called “Jennifer”.

  8. Astrid says:

    Just…no! A wrong combination for a fun old movie.

  9. tapioca says:

    Face facts people – Hollywood is running out of ideas and this IS going to get remade. If not Jennifer Lopez – who at least has some comic chops and can definitely play the diva – then who? KATE HUDSON, that’s who!

    Do you really want that on your conscience?

  10. Ash says:

    What the hell is going on in that first picture? It looks like she needs to use the bathroom….

  11. Flan says:

    Apart from Will, I wish they’d all just go away.

    Feel sorry for those Smith kids too. One movie with dad is just borderline okay, but they’re taking it way too far.

  12. Eve says:

    The first time I get the “gay vibe” from Smith (his last picture here).

    EDIT: Actually, both pictures.

  13. Hollowdoll says:

    That would be utterly horrible. Waste of time and money.

  14. kpist says:

    New material please!

  15. Heather says:

    I loved the original, so no.

  16. yepp says:

    wow i love this movie… i hate how un original movies have become…. and Jho and Will smith. epic FAIL!!!

  17. Justaposter says:

    Not Overboard!!! >:(

    I love that movie! It is a perfect PMS plop yourself on the couch and eat a ton of popcorn movie (if you don’t want a ‘make me do the ugly cry’ kind of movie!)

    Sometimes when my stay at home mommy life gets too much, all I have to do is look at my husband and declare “I am in an OVERBOARD STATE OF MIND RIGHT NOW!”
    *the sceene where she is on the floor and muttering ‘blub blub blub’* Hubby knows Mommy has had a very rough day! Its a running joke, and Jlo would just ruin it for me.

  18. Sue says:

    Will Smith needs to stop producing crappie remake and putting his kids in them and come up with some original movies to produce because all it looks like is that his kids can’t get a acting job without daddy make movie for them.

  19. danielle says:

    I must be alone in hating the original Overboard. Watching it with my bf, who loves it and was horrified.

  20. Hibiscus says:

    Remaking Footloose, Dirty Dancing, now Overboard…

    Gosh these Hollywood people nowadays are so desparate and uncreative.

    I wish Conan-the-Barbarian-like box-office disasters on all these projects.

  21. Sarah says:

    If this gets remade, it should be done with Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey!

  22. Turtle Dove says:

    This remake would cheese me off to no end. I really like this movie and it’s a Goldie classic. Jen would never be able to recreate that role.

  23. C-DUB says:


  24. spinner says:


    Scientology on the move.

  25. kiko says:

    god damn!!leave overboard alone!

  26. jdao says:


  27. bluhare says:

    @dorothy: Awesome!!

  28. HotLatino says:

    JLO’s career is ON FIRE! WHOA and it will be a box office hit!! People love Will Smith, Hitch anyone, so the black male lead, Latina female lead, has proven to be a success, can’t wait!!!

  29. olcranky says:

    OMG – those pics of her are hysterical. She looks likes she’s really constipated, straining (which will give a kid hemorrhoids, don’cha know) in the first and third pictures

  30. Amanda G says:

    An Overboard remake? Can’t wait to miss it!

  31. Maritza says:

    Will Smith is so cute, I like him and Jlo too, so why not, he is so funny that I’m sure he would do a good job as well as Jennifer.

  32. mzjask says:

    i can like the idea of them in a movie together but WTF, Hollywood?!?! Why are you re-making all these amazingly awesome movies that never needed help to begin with? STOP IT. or else my friends and i are going to do a remake of your stupid Harry Potter movies!

    come up with your own dang ideas!!! SHEESH. >:O

  33. me says:

    I used to like Will Smith, but his acting ability is limited, he is way too full of himself for me to want to see another film with him, and the scientology thing is a big no no.

  34. Ally says:

    It’ll turn out like “Hitch” (which was amusing/bearable) or like “Swept Away” (deflated soufflé).

  35. Shoe_Lover says:

    Dear Hollywood,


    Shoe lover

  36. tick319 says:

    If they do a remake, kate Hudson should take hawns role. I mean, she is her daughter. And Kurt should be replaced by Matthew mcaughnahey (or however if u spell it.) Matt and kate have already worked together and have good chemistry. So there u have it; overboard remake.