Jennifer Lopez to play Carmen Sandiego?

jennifer-lopez-getty.jpgWe know Jennifer Lopez can rock the heck out of a hat, but have you ever wondered how she looks in a red trench coat?

Well, we might see her in that look sooner rather than later, if recent reports that Lopez could potentially don the finest in incognito spy gear as educational detective-turned-thief Carmen Sandiego are correct.

According to Deadline, Lopez is interested in producing a "Where In the World Is Carmen Sandiego?" movie with Walden Media, and could likely wind up playing the title role. Fans of the '80s computer game and '90s TV series (of both the animated and game show variety) will recall that Sandiego is a former detective-turned-evil-villain being chased by her former detective agency. 

The premise of the live-action movie: "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?"

Now's your cue to get really mad that Hollywood is turning yet another beloved childhood property into a movie instead of coming up with original ideas. It's okay, we'll wait.

Back now? Good. Now that your raging is out of the way, we can talk about this practically. First, spy movies are cool. They just are. Even ones based off of 1980s computer games. Second, Lopez is kind of awesome as a tough chick. Remember "Out of Sight"? That was a really good movie. And third, we can never be mad at a project that could potentially have Rockapella involved.

What do you think? J.Lo as Carmen Sandiego: Yay or nay?
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