Here's to you, Laney Boggs! More than 15 years after She's All That hit theaters, a reboot of the classic '90s teen rom-com may be in the works.
The Wrap reported on Tuesday, April 7, that a modern take on the high school story is in development from the Weinstein Company and Miramax. Kenny Leon (Nowhere Road) will reportedly direct the project, which is being produced by Tonya Lewis Lee, the industry executive wife of Spike Lee.
Freddie Prinze Jr., who led She's All That as the high school dreamboat Zack Siler, weighed in on the rumors on Twitter on Tuesday evening. He responded to a message from a Twitter user who wasn't thrilled with the idea and who wrote "You know, just Hollywood running out of ideas one more time. But what's new?"
"Tough for writers with original scripts," said Prinze Jr., now 39, who starred in She's All That opposite Rachael Leigh Cook.
The Josie and the Pussycats actress, now 35, played the artsy high school loner Laney Boggs, who becomes the object of Zack's affection when he and his jock friends make a bet involving her. After getting dumped by his girlfriend, Zack promises that he can make any girl in the school prom queen, even the quiet, glasses-wearing Laney. They fall in love as they get to know one another, but the romance comes to a head when Laney learns about the bet.
Released in 1999, She's All That also featured the late Paul Walker as cool guy Dean Sampson, Dulé Hill as his pal Preston, Anna Paquin as Zack's sister Mackenzie Siler, Jodi Lyn O'Keefe as Zack's ex-girlfriend Taylor Vaughan, and Kieran Culkin as Laney's brother Simon Boggs. The star-studded flick was bolstered with additional appearances from Usher, Matthew Lillard, Lil' Kim, and Gabrielle Union.
There has been no official word from Weinstein on the rumored project.