LOS ANGELES, Feb 13 — Here’s a new trailer for Anna Faris’ gender role-swapping comedy remake Overboard.
The film is based on the 1987 original romantic comedy of the same name that starred Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell. Faris plays Russell’s original role as the hard-working carpet cleaner Kate who is a being abused by spoiled millionaire playboy Leonardo (Eugenio Derbez).
Leonardo fires Kate and leaves her in debt to the cleaning company after throwing her cleaning equipment overboard. Leonardo is later found washed up on a beach and suffering from amnesia, and Kate’s friend Theresa (Eva Longoria) suggests she take “poetic” revenge by pretending to be his wife.
The synopsis of the film reads: “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?”
Overboard is set for release on April 13.