By: Eric Taylor
Marti Noxon is set to rewrite the teen romancer-musical VALLEY GIRL (REMAKE), from an original draft by Amy Talkington, and a most recent rewrite by Jenny Lument. Newcomer Clay Weiner is set to direct.
A remake of the 1983 film that helped launch the career of Nicholas Cage, the Romeo and Juliet-style pic centers on a “Valley Girl” who ends up falling in love with a punk rocker from the other side of the tracks. No casting selections have been made, but expect the announcements to come shortly. Director Weiner won the job after pitching his vision of the film to the studio executives. His only directing credit is the Nickelodeon pic “Fred: The Movie,” which is based on the popular online personality, “Fred.”
MGM and Paramount are behind the production with Matt Smith set to produce.
Noxon, a very versatile screenwriter has done significant work for the big screen, as well as the small screen. She last scripted another 80s flick remake, “Fright Night” and served as a consulting producer on the third season of the hit Fox musical series “Glee.” Noxon is working on a number of projects around town, including her own family-comedy spec “Bad Baby” for DreamWorks, which she is also producing.
Noxon is repped by WME.