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 working-class single 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.
Faris stars in the CBS-Chuck Lorre comedy Mom, currently in its fourth season. Her film credits include The House Bunny, What’s Your Number? and the Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs films. Faris is repped by Anonymous Content, UTA and attorney Robert Offer.