Every few years, a rumour that Some Like it Hot will be remade surfaces. In the 1980s, Mick Jagger, David Bowie and Madonna were mooted for the leads. More recently, Lindsay Lohan was said to be interested in reprising Marilyn’s role as Sugar Kane.
The latest story comes from America’s ubiquitous ‘scandal sheet’, the National Enquirer, which claims,
“After cross-dressing for his latest ‘Sherlock Holmes’ movie, Robert Downey Jr plans to film a remake of the classic gender-bending comedy ‘Some Like It Hot’! Downey has even recruited British heartthrob Jude Law, his co-star in the upcoming sequel ‘Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows,’ to join him in the drag extravaganza.”
“Robert is set to take Tony Curtis‘ role of Joe, and Jude will have Jerry, Jack Lemmon‘s part.”
While they’re still looking for someone to play Monroe’s role of singer Sugar Kane, the Enquirer says Downey and Law “have asked ‘Holmes’ director Guy Ritchie to helm the ‘Hot’ remake.”
However, according to Gossip Cop, the story is untrue:
“Here’s what’s true: Downey and Law can be seen in the upcoming Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.
Here’s what’s false: The entire Enquirer article.
A source close to Downey tells Gossip Cop that he and Law are NOT doing a remake of Some Like It Hot.
The only drag here is the reporting from the Enquirer.”