Now and Then Remake in the Works? Director Lesli Linka Says It Could Happen

Rosie O'Donnell, Demi Moore, Thora Birch, Christina Ricci
Now and Then's directer Lesli Linka hinted that there could be a remake of the 1995 classic -- see what she had to say New Line Cinema/courtesy Everett Collection

Yes, please! The director of the 1995 coming-of-age film Now and Then recently revealed that a remake (on the big screen!) is a possibility.

"I'm very friendly with the woman who wrote it, Marlene King, so yes, that has come up," Lesli Linka told Vulture while attending the DGA awards earlier this month. (King also created the ABC Family series Pretty Little Liars.)

"It seems to be [with] this film especially, young women have come of age on it and I love that," she added. "That was one of the reasons we made it, there hadn't been anything done about young girls growing up."

Now and Then starred Christina Ricci (young Roberta), Rosie O'Donnell (Roberta), Gaby Hoffman (young Samantha), Demi Moore (Samantha), Ashleigh Aston Moore (young Chrissy), Rita Wilson (Chrissy), Thora Birch (young Teeny), and Melanie Griffith (Teeny).

The fan favorite flick centered on one memorable summer four 12-year-old friends had in 1970, which included plenty of old-school tunes, bike rides, a baseball fight, the mysterious Crazy Pete, and the awful (yet dreamy!) Scott Wormer (Devon Sawa) and his brothers. Oh, and also the time Roberta stopped taping her breasts.

Now and Then devotees went into a tizzy back in June 2014 when King said in a Reddit AMA that a TV series based on the film was being discussed. "ABC Family has shown a little bit of interest in that," she said at the time, "so we're still talking about that." Sadly, no further details have been revealed since.

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