20th Century Fox
20th Century Fox is filling up the tank for a remake of the 1988 comedy LICENSE TO DRIVE that will find original stars Corey Haim and Corey Feldman replaced by female leads, the Tracking Board has confirmed.
License to Drive starred the late Corey Haim as a teen who takes his grandfather’s prized 1972 Cadillac out for a night on the town with his friend (Corey Feldman) — despite the fact that he failed his driver’s test. The joyride leads to all kinds of trouble, including a messy encounter with a young Heather Graham.
I loved this film as a kid, and have been tracking this remake for quite some time, but apparently it took a while to crack. Gender-swapping the leads is becoming a lazy trend in Hollywood remakes, but I actually think it makes sense here. The
20th Century Fox executive Michael Ireland will oversee the coming-of-age film for the studio, which is reportedly aiming for the tone of a female-driven Superbad.
Brophy and Miles, who won the 2015 Nicholl Fellowship for their script United States of Fuckin’ Awesome, are represented by Paradigm, Circle of Confusion and attorney Lev Ginsburg. Their hiring was first reported by Deadline.
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