Eugenio Derbez scored last year as the lead and producer of the comedy How To Be A Latin Lover, but now he has an entirely different challenge with Overboard. The original is considered a comedic high point for longtime couple Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn, and the key question is whether he and Anna Faris will be able to reach that previous level of excellence.
The good news is that Derbez and Faris are gifted actors, and their natural ease with each other is a natural plus. One stroke of genius is actually switching the roles with the remake, as this time out the guy is the rich one. This swap is more than a cosmetic one, however, as Derbez explains how he aims to break stereotypes with Overboard (click on the media bar below to hear Derbez).
Overboard, co-starring Eva Longoria, opens May 4.