Another day, another remake announcement. And this time around, a beloved classic is getting an assist from Anna Faris. The comedic actress is best known for her roles in the Scary Movie franchise, and has appeared in several other movies. The actress is currently starring in the CBS comedy Mom, but is slated to hit the big screen yet again. Per Deadline:
Anna Faris and Eugenio Derbez have signed on to topline the MGM/Pantelion Films/ 3Pas Studios film Overboard, a re-imaging to the 1987 Garry Marshall-directed screwball comedy that starred Goldie Hawn as the selfish heiress and Kurt Russell as working-class guy who she eventually falls for. Rob Greenberg and Bob Fisher are attached to write and direct the film, which is slated for a May production start date in Vancouver.
The new rendition will feature a role reversal from the original and focus on a spoiled playboy from one of Mexico’s wealthiest families (Derbez) who falls overboard off his yacht, and is convinced by a single, working class mom (Faris) that he is her husband.
Derbez also serves as producer along with Ben Odell. MGM and Pantelion will co-produce, co-finance, and co-distribute the film with Lionsgate handling domestic theatrical distribution.
We don’t make it a secret here that we’re not the biggest fans of remakes. And by “we” I mean “me”. But Faris has the comedic chops to pull off this remake, and Derbez is a consistently funny actor. So, I’m actually rooting for this. Please don’t let “us” down (again, I mean “me”).