News Briefs: Anna Faris, Eugenio Derbez to Star in ‘Overboard’ Remake

Movie 43 / Miracles From Heaven

Overboard: Anna Faris (Movie 43, above) and Eugenio Derbez (Miracles from Heaven, above) will star together in Overboard, a remake of the 1987 comedy that teamed Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell. The new version will swap the lead roles, so Derbez will play a rich, spoiled playboy who falls off his yacht and loses his memory; Faris will portray a working-class, single mother who convinces the playboy that he is her husband. Rob Greenberg and Bob Fisher are attached to write and direct the movie. [Deadline]

Death at a Funeral

The S—heads: Tracy Morgan and Luke Wilson, who appeared together in Death at a Funeral (above), will reunite in The S—heads. They will star as “deeply unqualified” men who are charged with taking a wealthy, troubled teenager to rehab. Macon Blair will write and direct the dark comedy; the actor turned filmmaker recently won plaudits at the Sundance Film Festival for his feature debut I Don’t Feel at Home in the World Anymore, which is now available on Netflix. [The Tracking Board]

Robert Osborne

Robert Osborne: Actor-turned-journalist Robert Osborne, who became a beloved host on Turner Classic Movies (TCM) after the cable channel was launched in 1994, has passed away. He was 84. He began his career as an actor in the late 1950s before his first book, Academy Awards Illustrated, was published in 1965. Later he became a columnist for The Hollywood Reporter and then an entertainment reporter on television before eventually joining TCM. [Los Angeles Times]

Kong: Skull Island

Kong: Skull Island Trailer: A new trailer for Kong: Skull Island emphasizes many of the monsters that inhabit the remote island. Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, John C. Reilly and John Goodman star; the movie opens in theaters on Friday. [Movieclips]


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