As MGM announced yesterday, the roles in the new version will be switched: Faris will be playing a single, working class mom who convinces a rich amnesiac (Mexican actor Eugenio Derbez) that he's her husband.
Faris's films include the "Scary Movie" franchise and "The House Bunny." She currently stars on the CBS sitcom "Mom." Derbez is known for the film "Instructions Not Included," which he directed, co-wrote and starred in. It set US and global box office records as the most successful Spanish-language film ever.
In the 1987 original, Goldie Hawn played a spoiled rich woman who falls off a boat and has no memory of who she is. Kurt Russell was the handyman who got revenge on his impossible-to-please client by telling her he's his husband and putting her to work caring for his four children.
The original film was directed by Garry Marshall. Rob Greenberg ("How I Met Your Mother") and Bob Fisher ("We're the Millers") will co-write and direct the remake.
A previously announced remake starring Jennifer Lopez never happened.
Another gender-swapped remake of another '80s classic is already in the works: The update on "Splash" will star Channing Tatum as a merman and Jillan Bell ("Office Christmas Party') as the human who falls for him.