Jennifer Lopez is… Carmen Sandiego. Wait, seriously?

Senior Editor
11.04.11 20 Comments

When I first saw headlines about Jennifer Lopez and Carmen Sandiego, I honestly thought it was a joke. But apparently:

1. Walden Media is making a Carmen Sandiego movie.

2. That movie could star Jennifer Lopez. As Carmen Sandiego.

I’d heard that Walden Media will develop the property as a vehicle for Lopez to play the title character, but Walden Media said at this point, she’s attached to produce only. The hope is to turn the property into National Treasure meets The Thomas Crown Affair. [Editor’s Note: HOLY SH*T.] The logline: When the ACME agency’s greatest detective Carmen Sandiego becomes the world’s greatest thief, it’s up to her former partner to follow her clues and track her down. Their cat-and-mouse game leads the partner to confront a greater mystery: Is Carmen really a thief or a hero? The property originated as an educational computer game before it was turned into an animated TV series. [Deadline]

Could she be a diamond thief? Because with J. Lo playing a globe-hopping diamond thief, I have to think it wouldn’t matter where she went or what rocks she got, she’d still be, still be Jenny from the Block.  (*dodges giant hook*) (*getting dragged away by producers*) WHAT DO YOU THINK, ROCKAPELLA?

ROCKAPELLA: (harmonizing) This sounds stuuuuupid.

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