Deadline is exclusively reporting that Madison Pettis, Peyton Meyer, Isabella Crovetti, Annie Jacob and Myra Molloy are the latest names to join the cast of He’s All That, Miramax’s 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 reimagined plot will be from a teenage girl’s perspective, with this new version following an influencer who decides to avenge herself by accepting a challenge to turn the school’s biggest loser into prom king after her boyfriend turns her into a laughing stock.
The report states that Madison Pettis (whose credits include American Pie presents: Girls’ Rules and Five Points) will be playing the role equivalent to the late Paul Walker’s character in the original, Peyton Meyer (whose credits include American Housewife and Girl Meets World) will be playing the influencer’s boyfriend, Isabella Crovetti (whose credits include Magic Camp and Colony) will be playing the role of the nerd’s little sister, Annie Jacob (whose credits include Motherland: Fort Salem and Saving Zoë) will be playing the role of the nerd’s best friend and Myra Molloy (whose credits include The Bold Type and Halfworlds) will be playing the role of one of the influencer’s best friends.
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.