Prepare to feel old, 90’s kids…a remake of hit teen film She’s All That is currently being developed and has us wondering what the new Hollywood standard for remakes really is.
The original 1999 film starred Freddy Prinze Jr. and Rachel Leigh Cook and was a modern adaptation of George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion mixed with George Cukor’s 1964 film My Fair Lady. It told the story of a high school jock (Prinze) who made a bet that he could turn a shy, unnoticed student (Cook) into his high school’s prom queen (and, of course, he ended up falling for her along the way).
The remake will be directed by Kenny Leon and produced by Spike Lee’s wife, Tonya Lewis Lee, according to The Wrap. The site is also reporting that the remake “will follow a similar premise and is expected to be developed with diverse leads in mind.”
In addition to Prinze and Cooke, the original supporting cast included the late Paul Walker, Gabrielle Union, Matthew Lillard, Anna Paquin, Usher Raymond, Lil’ Kim, Kieran Culkin, and Clea DuVall, among others.
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