〉Miramax is teaming with the Weinstein Company to remake the 90’s teen hit.
The Weinstein Company and Miramax are revisiting the hit 1999 film SHE’S ALL THAT, with a remake set to be directed by Kenny Leon. Julie Rapaport will oversee the project for the studio, with Tonya Lewis Lee set to produce through her shingle Tonik Productions. The original film starred Freddie Prinze Jr. and Rachel Leigh Cooke in the story following a high school jock that makes a bet that he can turn an unattractive girl into the school’s prom queen. The film was an updated take on the 1964 film My Fair Lady, which in turn was based on the 1913 stage play Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw.
The 1999 film, directed by Robert Iscove, was a massive box office success, placing first on opening weekend. It would eventually gross $104 Million worldwide, making a major profit on its $10 Million budget. It was released during the late 90’s teen romantic comedy renaissance, which started with the film Can’t Hardly Wait starring Jennifer Love Hewitt. Drive Me Crazy, Never Been Kissed and Ten Things I Hate About You are notable films that followed.
Recently, the film The Duff, starring Mae Whitman, retained the spirit of 90’s teen romantic comedies. Director Kenny Leon, known for the film Babylon, recently directed the TV movie In My Dreams, capturing the tone of films such as She’s All That.
Lou Chase | Staff Writer