Jennifer Lopez Starring In ‘Overboard’ Remake
Land of Punt doesn’t know what is more alarming. The fact that Jennifer Lopez is starring in a remake of 1987’s Overboard or the fact that the media is calling 1987’s Overboard a classic?
Lopez, who is starring in the soon-to-be-released box office flop,The Back-Up Plan, will play Goldie Hawn’s character, Joanna Stayton.
Stayton is a married socialite that develops amnesia after falling off a yacht. Thanks to her memory loss, a churlish carpenter is able to convince Stayton that she’s Annie Proffitt, his wife and mother of his four kids.
Basically, Overboard is your typical romantic comedy replete with kidnapping, the Stockholm Syndrome, and brainwashing.
While we have nothing against J-Lo, she seems like an odd choice for the role. What about Hawn’s daughter Kate Hudson? Or Hawn’s son Oliver Hudson? Or for that matter the Hudson River?
The film was released in December of 1987.
The movie was set in Elk Cove, Oregon.
Garry Marshal directed the picture.
The film was co-produced by Roddy McDowall; he also starred in film.
Randy Newman composed the end title theme.
Overboard grossed over $26 million.
The old truck used by Kurt Russell was later used in the film Christmas Vacation.
Overboard was loosely inspired by 1974 Italian film Swept Away
The movie is being produced by Will Smith. The new script is written by Bill Collage, Adam Cooper, and Leslie Dixon (the original writer).
The film’s other main character, Dean Proffitt, originally played by Kurt Russell, has yet to be cast.
LOP would like to see Ben Stiller, or another prominent Jew, get the role. That way the rich débutante would be Latino and the rough-around-the-edges handyman would be Jewish. You don’t see that everyday.
If that suggestion doesn’t work, here are a few more…
Actors That Could Co-Star w/Jennifer Lopez in Overboard Remake
- Gerard Butler
- Vince Vaughn
- Bradley Cooper
- David Spade
- Owen Wilson
- Aamir Khan
- Matthew McConaughey
- Angus T. Jones
- Woody Harrelson
- Will Smith
- Hilary Swank
- Regis Philbin