Published: Wed, March 08, 2017
Entertaiment | By Minnie Bishop

Anna Faris and Eugenio Derbez to star in Overboard remake

Anna Faris and Eugenio Derbez to star in Overboard remake

According to Deadline, Anna Faris and Eugenio Derbez have signed on to star in a gender-swapped remake of the 1987 Garry Marshall movie Overboard. In the film, Hawn played a mean-spirited rich woman whose rudeness led Russell to kidnap her after she suffered a head injury so that he could force her to essentially be his slave while gaslighting her into thinking she was his dead wife (and probably traumatizing all his kids in the process). Anna Faris and Eugenio Derbez will take on the roles made iconic by Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell, respectively.

Faris hasn't been shy about her love for the original film, and previous year, she spoke to EW's Henry Goldblatt and Jessica Shaw about why it's her all-time favorite "sick day movie".

MGM partnered with Pantelion Films to co-produce, co-finance, and co-distribute the film, with Lionsgate handling domestic theatrical distribution.

Rob Greenberg (How I Met Your Mother) and Bob Fisher (We're the Millers) have written the script and will be directed the project. He's then convinced by Faris' single, working-class mom that he's her husband.

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"The original "Overboard" was beloved and the only way to bring it back is to reinvent the story in a whole new way", said MGM Motion Picture Group President Jonathan Glickman.

More news as it comes our way.

Overboard is set to begin filming in May in Vancouver, but there is no word yet on when we can expect the movie to be released. Derbez is known for directing, co-writing, and starring in the Spanish-language box office smash Instructions Not Included, and he'll next appear in the comedy How to Be a Latin Lover.

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