The film stars Anna Faris and Eugenio Derbez and is based on the 1987 romantic comedy starring Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn.
The remake will be co-directed and written by Rob Greenberg (“How I Met Your Mother”) and Bob Fisher (“We’re the Millers”). Ben Odell and Derbez will produce through their 3Pas Studios.
MGM partnered with Pantelion Films to co-produce, co-finance, and co-distribute the film, with Lionsgate handling domestic theatrical distribution. Production stars this May in Vancouver.
The original movie will be re-imagined with a reversal of the leading roles. The story will focus on a spoiled playboy from one of Mexico’s wealthiest families, portrayed by Derbez, who falls overboard off his yacht. He’s then convinced by Faris’ single, working-class mom that he’s her husband.
Longoria can currently be seen on the big screen in BH Tilt/Universal’s “Lowriders” opposite Demian Bichir. She also recently guest-starred Fox’s drama series “Empire”, which just wrapped its third season, and co-starred in the BBC/AcornTV miniseries “Decline and Fall.”
She is best known for playing Gabrielle in ABC’s “Desperate Housewives.”
Longoria is repped by CAA and Brillstein Entertainment. Deadline Hollywood first reported the news.