According to new reports, Walden Media and Jennifer Lopez are teaming up to bring iconic globe trekker Carmen Sandiego to the big screen.
According to Us magazine, Jennifer Lopez will be producing and possibly starring in a live-action film remake of the iconic franchise, Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego. At this point, Lopez is attached to the project as a producer only.
The actress is rumored to be considering taking on the role of the thieving villainess who became famous for teaching geography and history to grade school kids in a series of educational computer games in the early ’90s.
The first Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego educational game was released in 1985 before inspiring a children’s game show on PBS that aired from 1991 to 1995.
Although the popular franchise reached its peak of popularity during the early ’90s, Today Show co-host Matt Lauer began his own version of the game with an adventure segment called “Where in the World is Matt Lauer” in 1998. Lauer traveled the globe as part of a segment for the morning talk show and even borrowed the theme song from Carmen Sandiego’s PBS show which was sung by the group Rockapella.
Deadline also reports that Disney has tried to recreate a Carmen Sandiego film for the big screen with a version developed for actress Sandra Bullock, but the project never took off.
Lopez, who has been busy shooting films, videos and American Idol, most recently wrapped What To Expect When You’re Expecting with Cameron Diaz and the Taylor Hackford-directed Parker with British actor Jason Statham.
While we can see Lopez as Carmen Sandiego herself — she definitely looks the part — we have another actress in mind who would totally fit the role: Angelina Jolie. She does have all that globe-trotting experience behind her, after all. Who else would better know how to look for hidden jewels and secret passageways in Phnom Penh?
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