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Eugenio Derbez And Anna Faris Are Taking On Iconic Roles In Upcoming Remake Of This Classic Comedy

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Fans of the 1987 comedy classic “Overboard” have reason to cheer, Latina reports. Eugenio Derbez and Anna Faris have been cast to play the lead roles in the upcoming remake, which originally starred Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell.

One very important detail has been altered for this reimagined version of “Overboard.”


In the original, Goldie Hawn plays a rich heiress, while Kurt Russell plays a blue-collar father of four boys. When Goldie Hawn falls off her yacht, Kurt Russell is there to ‘save’ her, leading to one of the most memorable 80s comedy plots.

However, for the upcoming remake, the roles have received a gender swap. Eugenio Derbez instead plays a “spoiled playboy” from one of Mexico’s richest families, while Anna Faris takes on the working-class role.

The role-reversal was necessary for the “Overboard” remake to stand on its own.

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In a statement, Jonathan Glickman, president of the Film Division at MGM, said, “The original ‘Overboard’ was beloved and the only way to bring it back is to reinvent the story in a whole new way. Anna and Eugenio are two of the most charismatic forces in comedy whose take on the material will modernize the story for a whole new generation of moviegoers.”

For Eugenio Derbez, the upcoming remake is just another chance to show the value that Mexican actors bring to U.S. productions.

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In an interview with Variety, the 55-year-old actor shared his thoughts on why working in the U.S. is important for other hopeful Latin American writers and actors, saying:

As Mexicans, we always laugh when we watch ‘Mexican’ characters in American films, because we can tell immediately that they were born here and have the wrong accent, so it’s basically faking the culture. And I know what my audience laughs at, what they cry at, and my goal is to give a chance to new writers and actors who can bring a new, authentic flavor to the projects.

Read: Becky G’s New Single Battles Against A Latino Tradition That Almost Every Woman Has To Deal With

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11 Hilarious GIFs That Will Hit Home If You've Been Too Drunk After The Club

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11 Hilarious GIFs That Will Hit Home If You’ve Been Too Drunk After The Club

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Adrian Solano, a 22-year-old skier from Venezuela, caught a lot of flak after his performance at the Nordic world ski championships in Lahti, Finland. Solano tripped, stumbled and slid his way through the downhill course, making his inexperience obvious to anyone watching. According to the New York Times, Solano had a solid explanation: he had never trained on snow.

Regardless of how he got there (or why), Solano inadvertently displayed several of the stages you go through after a night of heavy drinking. Check it out:

Here, Solano shows what happens when you’ve been sitting down at the bar (or club) all night, get up to leave, and realize the drinks hit you harder than you thought.

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As you walk down the street, you gauge how drunk everyone else is compared to you.

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And just when you notice a girl struggling to walk in heels you realize you’ve already hit the deck.

There’s a moment where someone asks if you’re OK, and you’re like “I’m FINE.”

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Then, at some point, you have to run back to use the bathroom.

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Because you really don’t feel like peeing in your Lyft.

Again, your friends ask, “Are you OK?” You reply: “I got this.”

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Eventually, your friends realize you’re wasted and start removing articles of clothing and/or accessories in case you barf on yourself.

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During the car ride home, you think you’re sobering up. Then you get home and realize how foolish you were.

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As you try to gather yourself from another fall, you question what you’re doing with your life.

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You then tell yourself, “I’m NEVER going to touch another drink.”

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Until you get that text: “We gotta do that again!”

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And the following week, you’re like:

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READ: 12 Things Your Parents Definitely Do When They’re Drunk

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