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Anna Faris & Eugenio Derbez to set sail in a remake of Overboard comedy

03.06.2017

Oh boy, in a list of unnecessary remakes that I can think of, this one has got to be near the top of the list. However, I'll watch just about anything starring the delightful Anna Faris, and Eugenio Derbez ain't half bad either. It's being reported today that both actors have signed on to star in a gender-swapped re-imagining of Garry Marshall's 1987 comedy OVERBOARD. You remember this one, right? It's the movie where a blue-collar Kurt Russell and his kids tricked an amnesiac, silver-spooned Goldie Hawn into domestic slavery until she came to her senses. No, it's not a prequel to CAPTAIN RON, it's simply a screwball comedy meant to make you chuckle and tug ever so slightly at your heart strings.

Avast and other seafaring jargon! Rob Greenberg and Bob Fisher will write and direct the new film, which is set to go into production in Vancouver during the month of May, this year. This re-tooled version of the story will feature a role-reversal of the original plot with Derbez playing a privileged playboy from one of Mexico's wealthiest families who falls overboard off his yacht, to which he is then hoodwinked by a single, working class class mom into thinking that he's her husband.

Derbez will also act as a producer on the film along with Ben Odell. MGM and Pantelion will co-produce, co-finance, and co-distribute the film with Lionsgate handling domestic distribution.

So ... yeah, this is a thing that is happening. Eh, why not, right? Comedies seem to be in short supply these days, good ones anyway. I personally think that Faris is a hilarious and talented young woman and I'll be curious to see what she does with this role. I also have to admit that I totally own the original OVERBOARD on DVD, and that I do pop it in from time to time whenever I need a decent background laugh. Regardless of how you feel, OVERBOARD goes into production this May.  

Extra Tidbit: Gender swap scenarios are the cat's pajama's, these days, it would seem.
Source: deadline

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10:21AM on 03/07/2017

What?!

What a complete mess by the casting director. This screams for a Anna Faris/Chris Pratt movie. This movie would make back its initial investment opening weekend. I'm sure Pratt would take a pay cut just to act with his wife. Then for icing on the cake you could put in a cameo by Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn as....His parents. Seeing as we have Kurt as his dad in Guardians of the Galaxy how fitting would this be. If you could get him John C. Reilly would make a great Billy Pratt originally
What a complete mess by the casting director. This screams for a Anna Faris/Chris Pratt movie. This movie would make back its initial investment opening weekend. I'm sure Pratt would take a pay cut just to act with his wife. Then for icing on the cake you could put in a cameo by Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn as....His parents. Seeing as we have Kurt as his dad in Guardians of the Galaxy how fitting would this be. If you could get him John C. Reilly would make a great Billy Pratt originally played by Mike Hagerty. This might be ok as is. But personally, I think the casting director dropped the ball.
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5:39PM on 03/07/2017
lol, you should be working for the studio, you've basically described everything that's wrong with remakes
lol, you should be working for the studio, you've basically described everything that's wrong with remakes
10:08PM on 03/06/2017
Should be Chris Pratt.
Should be Chris Pratt.
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10:41PM on 03/06/2017
that would actually work, he looks like a carpenter
that would actually work, he looks like a carpenter
5:13PM on 03/06/2017
I love love ana faris, she is perfect, and this movie was one of my favorites as a kid. I think faris can pull off the goldie hawn role, but this other dude wont be able to fill kurt russells shoes.
I love love ana faris, she is perfect, and this movie was one of my favorites as a kid. I think faris can pull off the goldie hawn role, but this other dude wont be able to fill kurt russells shoes.
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5:06PM on 03/06/2017

She is freaking unbelievably beautiful....

....but no, this would suck. Maybe if it gets decent enough reviews it would be worth a date night movie. Just depends on how it's received and what other films come out at that time.
....but no, this would suck. Maybe if it gets decent enough reviews it would be worth a date night movie. Just depends on how it's received and what other films come out at that time.
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3:22PM on 03/06/2017

Nope

Can't they waste time with something else?
Can't they waste time with something else?
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2:16PM on 03/06/2017

No thanks.

I loved the original but this movie is going to be dog shit. The movie will be a 5$ bargain bin double feature with "the house bunny" 6 months after its release.
I loved the original but this movie is going to be dog shit. The movie will be a 5$ bargain bin double feature with "the house bunny" 6 months after its release.
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