The 'classic' Burt Reynolds and Dolly Parton musical The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas isn't only getting love here at Cinematical with free flicks and best songs. Variety reports that the 1982 film is getting a modern makeover courtesy of Temple Hill and the screenwriting duo of Karen McCullah Lutz and Kirsten Smith. They're the team who hit it big with 10 Things I Hate About You and Legally Blonde, before bringing us the likes of The House Bunny and The Ugly Truth. Oy.

The original, which you can still check out for free right here, starred Dolly Parton as a midwest madam who runs a whorehouse that's been around for 100 years. Mona doesn't get in trouble with the law, however, because she's sleeping with him -- the him being the classic, moustachioed Burt Reynolds. Things are fine until a reporter arrives on the scene (played by the late Dom DeLuise) and complicates the situation.

It's far from the best piece of cinema out there, so it doesn't really hurt to think of a remake, but it does beg the question: What's the relevance? We've already got Helen Mirren's Love Ranch on the way, so we're not hurting for brothel-based material. And you just know this flick will be rife with eye-rolling, gut-wrenching cliches at the hands of McCullah Lutz and Smith.

Whitney Houston may have done a decent job with "I Will Always Love You," but there's no beating Dolly. And please don't mention Heidi Montag and her dreams to be Size-H for "Heidi."
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