Variety is exclusively reporting that TikTok star Addison Rae has been cast in He’s All That, a reimagining of the 1999 teen comedy She’s All That.
The 1999 film (which was a modern adaptation of George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion and 1964 film My Fair Lady) focused on a popular high school jock who, after getting dumped by his girlfriend, attempts to transform one of the school’s nerdy outcasts into the next prom queen.
The 1999 film was a box office success, as well as being one of the most popular teen films of the late 90’s, earning over $103m worldwide at the box office with a $10m budget. The film starred Freddie Prinze Jr., Rachael Leigh Cook, Paul Walker, Matthew Lillard, Jodi Lyn O’Keefe, Anna Paquin, Elden Henson, Dulé Hill and Kieran Culkin.
Miramax CEO, Bill Block, released a statement saying:
This reboot is a welcomed step towards a new generation of Miramax storytelling, part of our greater strategy to leverage our existing library with fresh, re-imagined content in both film and TV.
The reimagined plot will be from a teenage girl’s perspective, with this new version following an influencer (Addison Rae) who attempts to turn a nerdy boy into a prom king. Mark Waters (Mean Girls and Freaky Firday) is attached to direct, with R. Lee Fleming, writer of the 1999 film, is writing the screenplay. Fleming will be reuniting with She’s All That producers Jennifer Gibgot and Andrew Panay, who also worked on the 1999 films development, and now will produce the upcoming version.