It looks like Anna Faris is ready to go overboard.
Deadline reports that the actress will co-star with Eugenio Derbez in the upcoming gender-swapped remake of Overboard. The 1987 Garry Marshall-directed rom-com originally starred Goldie Hawn as a spoiled heiress and Kurt Russell as a carpenter who tricks her into thinking that she’s his wife after she gets amnesia.
The film will retain the same plot, but in the gender-swapped version, Faris’ “working class mom” character will be the one who tries to trick Derbez, whose character is described as a “spoiled playboy from one of Mexico’s wealthiest families.”
Hmmm, given how great the Hawn-Russell version was, it’s hard to imagine anyone else filling the roles. But we’ll give the film a chance if and only if Hawn and Russell some how find their way into this film.