Anna Faris will star in the remake of Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell's comedy classic Overboardbut she won't be the one falling into the ocean.
After years of speculation about the project, it's been revealed that Faris and renowned Mexican actor Eugenio Derbez will star in a gender-reversing take on the original, meaning Faris will not be taking on Hawn's role in the movie.
Instead, the film has been reimagined to focus on a spoiled playboy (Derbez) from one of Mexico's wealthiest families, who falls off a yacht and gets amnesia.
Faris will play the single mom who convinces him they're married, taking on Kurt Russell's role from the 1987 original.
"The original Overboard was beloved and the only way to bring it back is to reinvent the story in a whole new way," said MGM boss Jonathan Glickman.
"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."
The movie has been in the works for a while now, but it's taken some time to come to fruition.
Previous actresses attached to the venture include Katherine Heigl, Jennifer Lopez and Kate Hudson, daughter of the original film's Goldie Hawn.
The project follows remakes of other '80s hits such as Ghostbusters and the upcoming adaption of Splash which sees Jillian Bell take on Tom Hanks's role, while Channing Tatum replaces Daryl Hannah's mermaid.
Overboard will start filming in Vancouver in May—and we can't wait to see it in cinemas.