The 1987 Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell comedy Overboard is fondly remembered by many. Now it’s getting a remake, with the main roles gender-swapped, and Anna Faris and Eugenio Derbez leading the cast. It’s perhaps the biggest English-language role yet for Derbez, who’s been a major force in Mexican comedy and one of the best known actors in hispanic, Spanish-language entertainment in the US.
The film follows, ‘A spoiled, wealthy yacht owner is thrown overboard and becomes the target of revenge from his mistreated employee. A remake of the 1987 comedy.’
In the original it was Goldie Hawn who played the spoiled, rich heiress, with Russell as a carpenter who gets his own back when she gets amnesia and he convinces her that they’re husband and wife. Here things are getting swapped round though, with Derbez as the wealthy ass, while Faris is the one using the amnesia to her advantage.
The film is due out next Spring. Take a look at the trailer below. [Read more…]