A 'She's All That' Remake Is in the Works: Report
Hit 1999 teen flick "She's All That" is getting a makeover, with reports suggesting that a remake starring a more diverse cast is in the works.
The Tracking Board writes that Miramax and The Weinstein Company are teaming up to remake the property, with director Kenny Leon attached. Leon is also directing NBC's upcoming live staging of "The Wiz," and has helmed several updates on classic films and plays, including the 2012 Lifetime version of "Steel Magnolias."
In addition to Leon, the creative team also reportedly includes Tonya Lewis Lee (wife of Spike Lee), who's producing the project. TheWrap reports that filmmakers are looking to cast more diverse leads this time around.
"She's All That" -- a take on the "Pygmalion" tale that inspired "My Fair Lady" -- starred Freddie Prinze Jr. as a jock who makes a bet that he can turn an ugly duckling (Rachael Leigh Cook) into prom queen. The flick also starred Paul Walker, Kevin Pollak, Matthew Lillard, Anna Paquin, Usher, Lil' Kim, Gabrielle Union, Dule Hill, Kieran Culkin, Clea DuVall, Jodi Lyn O'Keefe, Elden Henson, Tim Matheson, and Alexis Arquette.
TheWrap reached out to reps from Miramax and TWC for comment; Miramax denied that a deal was in place. Stay tuned.