In a few months, English professors across the world are going to be saying "Dear God, Jane Austen is rolling in her grave!" or "Thank heavens, Clueless is just too outdated to get the young kids reading."

Variety reports that Screen Gems is planning a hip-hop musical re-imagining of Jane Austen's classic novel, Emma, from a screenplay by Tyger Williams. Chris Bender and J.C. Spink will be producing via their Benderspink shingle. Screen Gems head Clint Culpepper says he got the idea from watching Lil Mama's Lipgloss music video. Retitled Emme, It will take place in, surprise, an inner-city high school and will revolve around a stepbrother and sister. There will be 15 song and dance numbers.
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