Selena Gomez in Talks for a ‘Working Girl’ Reboot
Selena Gomez is in talks to produce a reboot of the 1980s rom-com classic Working Girl.
According to Deadline, the Only Murders in the Building star is in final negotiations to revive the 1988 Mike Nichols flick, which starred Melanie Griffith, Harrison Ford and Sigourney Weaver.
The critically-acclaimed blockbuster told the tale of Tess McGill (Melanie Griffith), a secretary whose idea is stolen by her boss, only for her to steal it back by pretending she has her boss’ job.
While at the present moment, there is no director or cast attached. We do know that the screenplay is being adapted by Ilana Pena, who is known for her work on Disney+’s Diary of a Future President. It’s also not known if Gomez, 30, will have a role in the film beyond just producing.
Selena Gomez Talks Career Choices
Selena started her career on kids TV series Barney and Friends before starring in Disney’s Wizards of Waverly Place and she recently admitted it was “frustrating” when she later attempted to move into grown-up acting roles.
“I felt like it was very difficult for people to take me seriously. I have slowly pushed through that, and I’m really glad, but
it was very frustrating. I felt like a joke, you know?” Gomez says.
Selena made the move from child star after Wizards of Waverly Place ended in 2012 and one of her first breakout roles was in crime drama Spring Breakers opposite another former Disney star Vanessa Hudgens.
She has since been able to carve out a career for herself post-Disney. And her most recent project is Hulu TV series Only Murders In The Building, in which she plays Mabel Mora.
Selena also previously served as executive producer of the Netflix teen drama 13 Reasons Why.
We’ll keep you posted as more details on the Working Girl reboot surface. Right now it’s reported that the reboot could be released on Hulu. But nothing is confirmed as far as release date or platform/medium as of yet.