Anna FarisAnna Faris will star in a remake of '80s comedy "Overboard," but she won't be playing the Goldie Hawn role, The Wrap reports.



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 "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.