2017 is already two months over and some of the biggest movie announcements thus far are. . .
1.) Donald Glover will voice Simba in the Lion King live action movie.
2.) Matt Reeves isn’t, no wait IS going to direct The Batman.
3.) Hayao Miyazaki is coming out of retirement to direct one final picture.
But one announcement has just made headlines today and it’s a doozy.
Anna Faris has joined the cast of the Overboard remake!
Yeah, that was my face too when I found out! If you saw my previous post about this film, I said Anna Faris would be in my dream cast. And look at that! She’s now part of the film. Dreams do come true!
MovieWeb* reports that Anna Faris will not only be joining actor Eugenio Derbez in the film, but that the roles will be gender-swapped. In other words, Eugenio is going to play the rich playboy and Anna Faris is going to be the hard-working mom that tricks him into thinking he’s her husband.
I think this new angle could play out really nicely. It could also tackle some of the criticism that the original was sexist, despite its popularity. With the combination of two funny comedians at the helm, Overboard is getting the modern face-lift it never knew it needed. Looking forward to it!
No release date is confirmed, but I expect to see it out sometime in 2018.
*Source: Gallagher, Brian. “Overboard Remake Happening with Anna Faris and Eugenio Derbez.” movieweb.com. 6 Mar. 2017.