Sorry! ‘She’s All That’ Remake Reportedly Not Happening
Well, that was confusing. On Tuesday (April 7), the Wrap reported that hit 1999 teen movie She's All That would be remade courtesy of the Weinstein Company and Miramax. According to the site, the updated version would follow a similar premise but seek "diverse" leads. Kenny Leon was said to direct, with Spike Lee's wife Tonya Lewis Lee producing.
But now it looks like that report is false. In a statement to JustJared, a Weinstein Company spokesperson says there is "no deal" to remake the film.
1999's She's All That starred Freddie Prinze Jr. as Big Man on Campus Zack Siler and Rachael Leigh Cook as the artsy but "unpopular" Laney Boggs. Once Zack accepts a bet that he can turn Laney into prom queens, sparks fly. For the record, Saturday Night Live just parodied the same premise — with one surprising twist — in the April 4 sketch "Prom Queen."
The movie made Freddie and Rachael two of the hottest stars of the late '90s and also features Paul Walker, Gabrielle Union, Anna Paquin, Dule Hill (who was reunited with Rachael when she guest-starred on Psych) and Kieran Culkin. Oh, yeah, and Usher made a cameo as the world's smoothest high school student/DJ ever.
The transformation theme is similar to that of 1964's My Fair Lady, which was based on George Bernard Shaw's play Pygmalion. Except, you know, with a few more Real World and Road Rules shout-outs.
With the '90s coming back in full-force, we're hoping that we can see a revival of our all-time favorite genre of movies: cheesy but awesome high school-centric rom-coms. (See also: 10 Things I Hate About You, Drive Me Crazy, Never Been Kissed, Get Over It, Can't Hardly Wait.)
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