*Jennifer Lopez is in negotiations to star in Overbrook Entertainment’s remake of the 1987 romantic comedy “Overboard.”
The original film – which starred Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn and was directed by Garry Marshall – centered on a snooty, spoiled woman who falls off her yacht and is taken to the hospital by a local, morally challenged carpenter. When she wakes up with amnesia, he convinces her she is his wife, thereby getting a free housekeeper for his four boys. [Watch the original 1987 trailer below.]
Will Smith is producing the Columbia Pictures project with his Overbrook Entertainment partner James Lassiter, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The script was written by Adam Cooper, Bill Collage and Leslie Dixon.
Lopez, who hasn’t appeared in a movie since 2006’s “El Cantante,” next stars in the romantic comedy “The Back-up Plan,” which opens April 23.
Below, the 1987 trailer for “Overboard”