Anna Faris and Eva Longoria on Why Their 'Overboard' Reboot 'Makes More Sense Now' (Exclusive)
By John Boone
No one loves the original Overboard more than Anna Faris. "I grew up watching Overboard -- it felt like -- every day," she says in this exclusive look at the making of her upcoming reboot. This time, the genders have been swapped, with Faris playing the Kurt Russell character and actor Eugenio Derbez the Goldie Hawn character.
The gist of the movie is that Leonardo (Derbez) is a rich jerk who Kate (Faris) gets revenge on in "the cruelest ways possible." "The role reversal actually makes more sense now," Eva Longoria, who plays Kate's best friend, explains. "If you think back to the original, you're like, 'Wait, a guy kidnaps a woman [and] makes her work?' This is a little more accepting, because it's the guy. Of course he's going to do hard labor in the house. He should!"
"This man who has everything somehow finds reward in having a family and what money can't buy," Faris says, before turning directly towards the camera, "God, that was good. I didn't even practice that!...I hope it satisfies fans of the original, and I hope that it makes people happy."
Watch the trailer for Overboard:
Here is the movie's official synopsis:
"In a splashy new twist, OVERBOARD focuses on Leonardo (Derbez), a selfish, spoiled, rich playboy from Mexico’s richest family and Kate (Faris), a working class single mom of three hired to clean Leonardo’s luxury yacht. After unjustly firing Kate and refusing to pay her, Leonardo falls overboard when partying too hard and wakes up on the Oregon coast with amnesia. Kate shows up at the hospital and, to get payback, convinces Leonardo he is her husband and puts him to work -- for the first time in his life. At first miserable and inept, Leonardo slowly settles in. Eventually he earns the respect of his new 'family' and co-workers. But, with Leonardo’s billionaire family hot on their trail and the possibility of his memory returning at any moment, will their new family last or will Leonardo finally put the clues together and leave them for good?