- Category: In Production
- Published: Thursday, 22 June 2017 13:35
Mexican comedians Omar Chaparro and Adrián Uribe round out the cast of the OVERBOARD remake starring Eugenio Derbez, Anna Faris and Eva Longoria. the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM), Pantelion Films, the joint venture between Lionsgate Production is underway in Vancouver.
This re-imagining of the 1980’s screwball romantic comedy turns the premise on its head by reversing the lead roles and features a diverse cast that includes Latino actors Derbez, Longoria, Mel Rodriguez (“Last Man on Earth”), Cecilia Suarez (“Elvira, te daría mi vida…”), Mariana Treviño (“Club de Cuervos”), Fernando Luján (“Ingobernable”) Jesus Ochoa (“Man on Fire”) and Josh Segarra (“Arrow”). The story focuses on Leonardo, a spoiled playboy from one of Mexico’s wealthiest families, (Derbez) who falls overboard from his yacht only to be stricken with amnesia and convinced by Kate, a single, working class mom, (Faris) that he is her husband.
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Longoria plays ‘Theresa,’ Kate's employer at the pizza restaurant as well as her closest family friend and trusted confidant. Rodriguez plays ‘Bobby,’ Theresa’s husband. Suarez and Treviño play ‘Magdalena’ and ‘Sofia,’ Leo’s older and younger sisters. Luján plays ‘Leonardo Sr.,’ aka ‘Papi,’ Leo’s ailing father and the richest man in Mexico. Ochoa plays ‘Vito,’ friend and coworker of Leonardo. Segarra will play ‘Jason,’ Bobby’s nephew. Chapparro plays ‘Burrito,’ a member of Bobby’s crew. Uribe plays ‘Burro,’ Burrito’s little brother and also a member of Bobby’s crew.
The original film, which is part of MGM’s storied library, was released in 1987 and starred Goldie Hawn as Joanna Stayton, a spoiled, selfish heiress and Kurt Russell as Dean Proffitt, a working-class hunk who takes a job aboard Joanna’s yacht, but can’t meet her exacting standards and is never paid. After Joanna accidentally falls overboard and develops amnesia, Dean has the chance to get even.
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Derbez has become one of the most influential Hispanic voices in the marketplace. He skyrocketed to stardom with the international box-office smash, Instructions Not Included, the highest-grossing Spanish-language film of all time. His follow up feature, How To Be A Latin Lover, has made nearly $60 million worldwide as it continues its run in the U.S. and Latin America.
Overboard marks Faris’ return to the big screen. She currently stars in the CBS hit comedy “Mom” opposite Allison Janney, now in its 4th season; has a #1 comedy podcast “Anna Faris is Unqualified” and will publish her comedic memoir Unqualified this Fall. She previously starred in and executive produced The House Bunny.