'She's All That' To Get Superfluous Makeover

April 8, 2015

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Remember those long-ago days when Paul Walker still had 15 years ahead of him, even if the movie careers of Freddie Prinze Jr. and Rachael Leigh Cook didn't? Well, so do The Weinstein Company and Miramax, and now they'd like to look back on that bygone era with a She's All That remake. The Tracking Board reports that Kenny Leon is attached to direct and Tonya Lee Lewis to produce. There is not currently a writer, as M. Night Shyamalan is pret-ty hard to replace.

The 1999 original starred Cook, Prinze, Walker, of course Matthew Lillard, Anna Paquin, Usher, Lil' Kim, and '90s teen favorite Kevin Pollak in a tale of how glasses made it impossible to tell Rachael Leigh Cook had captivating doe eyes and great bone structure. The idea of re-telling such a story is, of course, not a new one: the film was itself already a high school-set remake of My Fair Lady, which itself was an update of George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion. Naturally, the now-dated She's All That title will have to again be modernized with trendier terminology, but as of yet, no one is quite sure how to work "on fleek" in there.

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