Jennifer Lopez will play Goldie Hawn role in remake of ‘Overboard’

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Generally speaking, I’m not a huge Goldie Hawn fan. When I was a kid, I loved Private Benjamin, which I saw again recently and thought, “Damn, I was a dumb kid if this amused me.” But one film of Goldie’s stands the test of time, and has been considered (in my mind at least) Goldie’s bid for the one of the best comedies of all time. That film? Overboard. The story is contrived, of course, but somehow the combination of Goldie and Kurt Russell and enough odd-balls characters makes it work, and work well. Anyway, say goodbye to your childhoods, and say hello to your sense of “Stop screwing with the classics, dumb Hollywood.” Because Hollywood is going to remake that sh-t. And they’re going to cast Jennifer Lopez in the Goldie role. UGH.

Jennifer Lopez will likely play Goldie Hawn’s role in a remake of the classic 1987 rom-com Overboard, in which a rich spoiled woman falls in love with a carpenter.

In the original comedy, directed by Pretty Woman director Garry Marshall, Goldie’s heiress falls off her yacht, only to hit her head and forget who she is.

Her carpenter (Kurt Russell) gets his revenge on her by collecting her from the hospital and convincing her she is his long-suffering wife and mother to his unruly children.

Will Smith is producing the reboot, says The Hollywood Reporter, meanwhile J. Lo’s movie comeback The Back-up Plan opens on April 23.

[From OK! Magazine]

For the love of God, make it stop! It’s not even that I hate Jennifer or anything – who is photographed here looking very pretty at Showest yesterday. Jennifer can act, sort of. She’s funny, sort of. But Jennifer is not good enough to redo Goldie in one of Goldie’s funniest performances. Ugh, this is just a bad idea from start to finish.

By the way, doesn’t it seem like Jennifer still has her amazing figure when she’s not jammed into some yeast-infection-y leather catsuit? She really does look amazing when she dresses with sophistication.

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Jennifer at Showest in Las Vegas on March 18, 2010. Credit: WENN.

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  1. Sumodo1 says:

    Oh, now they’re remaking the “classics” from Goldie Hawn. “Overboard,” huh?Can’t wait to see J-Lo in the remake of “Protocol,” next.

  2. Scout says:

    SO DISAPPOINTED! I totally loved that movie and have hoped for a remake and now this…she is SO OBVIOUSLY not right for that role! Goldie nailed it for sure but I think others could pull it off…but not Jennifer Lopez. She’s all wrong for it!

    Kaiser, totally agree about her figure and clothing choices. She looks amazing here….love this look on her.

  3. Becks says:

    her ASS!! That is not attractive.

  4. sarah says:

    They need to stop remaking movies. But if they must remake Overboard (which is one of my all time favorites) why not put in Kate Hudson? Have her play the character her mom played. I think that would be interesting.

  5. Roma says:

    No!! Why must they remake this movie? JLo kills pretty much everything she touches lately… this makes me more than a little sad.

  6. bite me says:

    La Lopez looks lovely…. hmm no to the remake of overboard

  7. S says:

    worst.news.ever.

    There is NO WAY she can pull off the snob with amnesia the way Goldie owned it. She’ll be way too whiney

  8. Jazz says:

    If it ain’t broke…

  9. Lala11_7 says:

    How is her “ass” not attractive?!?! I’m sorry…she’s a GROWN woman…and has a WOMAN’S ASS!!! SIGH…

    Anyway…

    I love me some “Overboard” too…NEVA miss it on TBS…though J-LO and light comedy…just dosen’t mix…it never has…

  10. sasha says:

    Dear lord, that is one giant behind …

    Why do they bother remaking good movies?

  11. cedar falls says:

    For the love of all things holy, how do we stop her?!!!

    Surely the complete disinterest that greets ANY of Ms. Lopez’s film or music projects must have been noticed in Hollywood by now? I still wear Glow though…

  12. lucy2 says:

    For anyone else, being in a Goldie Hawn remake would signal a decline in their film career, but JLo will probably expect an Oscar.

  13. Scout says:

    Her derrière IS attractive to some people! She is a very curvy (in all the right places) female. Maybe not everyone’s taste, but that does not mean there is anything wrong with her figure type! She has gorgeous legs, too!

    Lucy 2, too funny! I agree her ego is as big as some think her backside is! LOL…she’s just so wrong for the part. Maybe some of you are right – maybe this movie should NOT be remade after all….I’m flipfloping because I can not come up with anyone I think could do it nearly as good as Goldie did. Give Goldie her due, BTW – she is/was not a mega superstar of an actress, but what she did, she did well – even if it was limited.

  14. Rianna says:

    I disagree Kaiser. JLo cannot act. I loved that movie way back in the day. Ugh…

  15. Peach says:

    I can only dream that one day I’ll have an ass like La Lopez. Maybe if I do enough lunges and squats…
    Seriously, that’s a fine ass.

    And I could actually see Lopez doing well in this role. I mean, it hits close enough to home. But I think a lot depends on the male lead.

    It’s a tricky part, what with the kidnapping, manipulation and generally creepy storyline. Russell did well because he was likeable. They’re going to have to dig to find someone who can be as effective.

  16. Keen says:

    NOOOOO!! Seriously, as contrived as that movie is, Goldie and Kurt work SO well together and the fact that it was made in the 80′s goes perfectly with the movie. I just hate the idea that they are going to remake it. it’s a perfect guilty pleasure movie.

  17. L says:

    I don’t think that movie works outside of the 80′s. Plus Roddy McDowell was the butler and how can you top that?!

    I know it’s total cheese, but I own it on DVD. It’s the perfect girls night movie.

  18. Melanie says:

    When JLo falls over in this one, her giant ass will serve as a floatation device. The End.

  19. christina says:

    I luv Overboard! Why the heck is it being remade?

  20. oxa says:

    Whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

  21. Jackson says:

    The only Goldie Hawn movie I ever liked. Thanks Hollywood. You suck.

  22. Rianna says:

    lol @ melanie. how true. inbuilt floation device like an EPIRB.

  23. scotchy says:

    ha ha @melanie, so true so very true.
    this has bad idea jeans written all over it.
    ugh

  24. GatsbyGal says:

    Am I the only person who thought the premise of that movie was CREEPY? Guy steals amnesic women from the hospital, lies to her, and basically cons her into being his housekeeper/wife while she remains oblivious to his trick. It’s disgusting! I mean, I’ve seen the movie and parts of it were funny, but the whole time I’m like…this is a romantic comedy?! Nothing romantic about it. Maybe I’m too young to “get” this movie, as it came out when I was like 3 years old (1987).

  25. I Choose Me says:

    I happen to be a fan of Goldie’s. Her best movies in my opinion, are Overboard – I love it when she plays a bitch, Death Becomes Her and First Wives Club. Overboard is one of the few movies that stands the test of time (it’s right up there with Sixteen Candles, Splash, the Breakfast Club and a few other 80′s classics) So yeah, nothing against La Lopez but I won’t be seeing the remake.

  26. cedar falls says:

    “Am I the only person who thought the premise of that movie was CREEPY?”

    No, but is it more or less creepy that Pretty Woman though?

  27. Icecat says:

    Dear Hollywood,

    Please stop. Just. STOP.

    xoxo
    80′s Kids

  28. lucy2 says:

    Why do I feel like they’re going to try to cast Gerard Butler in the Kurt Russell role…?

    It is kind of creepy when you think about it.

  29. GatsbyGal says:

    @Cedar Falls – I dunno, they both have a really icky premise. So many of those old 80s/early-90s “romantic” movies are just gross and creepy.

  30. Just a Poster says:

    It is official gang.. there is no original thought left in Hollywood.

  31. andrea says:

    that is a succulent grade A slab of ass.

  32. meme says:

    @Just A Poster – pathetic isn’t it? you know this movie will suck because JLo sucks and can’t act, sing or dance. Her ass and P Puff Diddy Daddy whatever made her famous.

  33. Maritza says:

    Gerard would be perfect for Russel’s role! I do think Jennifer will be all whiney in that role.

  34. benny says:

    Will Smith also produced the ucoming turn, “Karate Kid” remake, so he could put his son in a staring role. The trailer looks like total crap.

    If Mr. Smith doesn’t have the imagination to do anything EXCEPT crappy re-makes, he should stop producing movies.

    I wish these no-talent idiots would all go away. But I guess there are enough people willing to throw their money away on these vomit-inducing movies that they’ll keep getting made.

  35. Granger says:

    The plot of Overboard WAS creepy, but Goldie’s comedic timing was incredible in that movie, and the chemistry between her and Kurt Russell was awesome. Very funny flick. Needless to say, J-Lo would suck in that part. She is such a one-dimensional actress.

  36. daisy says:

    no no no please nonono

  37. Sarah says:

    I love this movie!! I have often thought a remake with Kate Hudson would be awesome!!
    Does anyone love Wildcats with Goldie? Loved that movie too!

  38. Emily says:

    NOOOOOOOO! I love this movie! And sure, it’s a bit creepy and immoral, but like Peach said earlier, Kurt pulled it off because he’s so likeable. I do NOT want JLo playing Goldie’s old part, she can’t measure up to her talent in any single way.

    Hollywood needs to stop remaking classic movies and old tv shows, and try adapting some ORIGINAL books and plays into movies. I can think of so many great books that would make incredible movies, but since these books are original, they’re never going to get made.

  39. ThunderC*nt says:

    She did something…had her eyes tweaked, some cheek implants. Not sure but whatever she did, she looks adorable. She looks so good in the face. It’s very subtle and it isn’t a makeup job. There’s a place for her, somewhere.

  40. Mrs Carter says:

    “How I Wish I Had Her Beautiful Behind. And, Her Beautiful Face. And Her Tremendous Talent.”

  41. grant says:

    Jenniferl is a beautiful woman. Nearly ideal woman. It has a nice figure and shapely legs. Beautifully presented in sandals thus underlines its totally inflamed heel.