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The remake craze continues and this time, Hollywood has gone "Overboard."
The original starred Hawn as a spoiled rich woman who wakes up with amnesia after falling off her boat, and is convinced by a local carpenter (Russell) that she is his wife and the mother of his four obnoxious sons.
The film didn’t exactly make a splash at the box office, grossing only $26 million after seven weeks in theaters and a prime release date the week before Christmas, so I’m not sure why Columbia feels "Overboard" is ripe for a remake, especially with Lopez, whose days as a movie star may be numbered.
Yet for some reason, I have a good feeling about this one. Call me crazy, but I’ve always harbored a soft spot for "Overboard" since I was a kid, perhaps because I grew up in a family of all boys and thought it was funny watching Hawn struggle to control Russell’s kids. I won’t go … overboard (editor’s note: Sharon objects) with my expectations for the remake, but there could be a hit here.
Lopez hasn’t been seen on the big screen since "El Cantante" in 2006, but the pop star makes her return on April 23 in "The Back-Up Plan." Her husband, Marc Anthony, is not expected to inherit the Russell role.