- The Washington Times - Thursday, March 24, 2005

Hey, all you idea-starved Hollywood hacks: In the spirit of “13 Going on 30” — a gender-switching retooling of “Big” — and, opening today, “Guess Who” — a race-switching retooling of the classic “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” — here are five other switcheroo possibilities:

Mr. Congeniality — A scrawny FBI agent goes undercover in a male bodybuilding competition to thwart a terrorist attack. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger makes a cameo appearance.

Driving Miss Daisy’s Husband — A young Jewish woman chauffeurs around an elderly black man in the American South during Jim Crow. Their unusual relationship is seen as a model of progressive values.

The Godmother — Roseanne Barr is the matriarch of a “Herland”-style dynastic crime family. Sofia Coppola plays the heir apparent and erases all memories of “The Godfather III.”

Some Like It Hotter — Two women musicians — we propose “SNL” stars Tina Fey and Amy Poehler — witness a mob hit and go on the lam dressed as men on the theory that now, more than ever, cross-dressing is a surefire way to go unnoticed in Miami Beach.

Bachelorette Party — The “Sex and the City” girls finally get their movie. Carrie plans a wedding; Samantha sleeps with the groom.

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