Jennifer Lopez is set to star in the remake of 1987 comedy “Overboard” for Sony Pictures and Overbrook Entertainment says ABC News.
The Garry Marshall-directed original had Goldie Hawn playing Joanna, a socialite’s pampered wife who falls off her yacht and develops amnesia. Kurt Russell played Dean Proffitt, a carpenter and single father of four whom Joanna stiffed on a job.
When the socialite decides not to claim Joanna at the hospital, Dean decides to get even with Joanna and claims she’s his wife. The pair soon develop a genuine attraction despite the false circumstances that brought them together.
Adam Cooper, Bill Collage and the original film’s scribe Leslie Dixon all worked on the new incarnation which Will Smith and James Lassiter will produce.