Weinstein Company & Miramax Developing 'She's All That' Remake
by Ethan Anderton
April 8, 2015
It sounds like Hollywood might be scraping the bottom of the barrel when it comes to remaking properties from the 80s, because The Weinstein Company and Miramax are looking into their 90s film library for a new remake. The Tracking Board (via TheWrap reports there's a remake of the 1999 high school romantic comedy She's All That in the works. At this time, Kenny Leon is attached to direct, which doesn't inspire much confidence since he directed Lifetime's 2012 remake of Steel Magnolias. However, when we take a look at the cast of that made-for-TV movie, it gives us an idea of what new direction this remake will take.
The cast of Lifetime's Steel Magnolia's features a large black cast that included starred Queen Latifah, Alfre Woodard, Phylicia Rashād, Jill Scott, Adepero Oduye and Condola Rashād. And I'm betting that much like the remake of About Last Night, this remake will use a predominantly black cast to change things up. It's not a bad idea since pretty much all the iconic romantic comedies are known for only having a token black friend (Not Another Teen Movie spoofs this element perfectly). If you're somehow not familiar with She's All That, here's the original trailer for the beloved film starring Freddie Prinze Jr. and Rachael Leigh Cook:
If you don't have time to watch the trailer, just know that this film has the now cliche storyline of a a hot shot high school student (Prinze Jr.) who takes a bet from his jock friends to turn an unpopular, somewhat geeky wallflower (Cook) into prom queen. It's basically a remake of My Fair Lady, so it's nothing original. The film also starred Anna Paquin, Paul Walker and Matthew Lillard, all of whom would go on to become even bigger stars. In fact, this was the first time Lillard and Prinze Jr. worked together before they became on-screen buddies. As for the remake, it was inevitable, so there's no reason to complain really. All right?