8 items from 2015
Is nothing sacred in Hollywood?! "She's All That" will get the reboot treatment!
According to The Wrap, the remake of the 1999 teen comedy – which originally starred Freddie Prinze Jr., Rachael Leigh Cooke and Paul Walker – will reportedly be directed by Kenny Leon and produced by Spike Lee‘s wife, Tonya Lewis Lee.
The original movie, which grossed just over $100 million worldwide at the box office, also starred Anna Paquin, Usher, Matthew Lillard, Kieran Culkin, Gabrielle Union, Dule Hill, Alexis Arquette and Lil' Kim.
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Hit 1999 teen flick "She's All That" is getting a makeover, with reports suggesting that a remake starring a more diverse cast is in the works.
The Tracking Board writes that Miramax and The Weinstein Company are teaming up to remake the property, with director Kenny Leon attached. Leon is also directing NBC's upcoming live staging of "The Wiz," and has helmed several updates on classic films and plays, including the 2012 Lifetime version of "Steel Magnolias."
In addition to Leon, the creative team also reportedly includes Tonya Lewis Lee (wife of Spike Lee), who's producing the project. TheWrap reports that filmmakers are looking to cast more diverse leads this time around.
"She's All That" -- a take on the "Pygmalion" tale that inspired "My Fair Lady" -- starred Freddie Prinze Jr. as a jock who makes a bet that he can turn an ugly duckling (Rachael Leigh Cook) into prom queen. »
- Katie Roberts
The Weinstein Company and Miramax are developing a remake of the 1999 teen comedy She’s All That, which is set to be produced by Spike Lee’s wife Tonya Lewis Lee under her Tonik Productions banner, with Kenny Leon (Steel Magnolias) directing.
Grossing over $100 million upon release, She’s All That followed Freddie Reeves Jr.’s high school jock in his efforts to turn shy girl Rachael Leigh Cooke into the prom queen. Also featuring in the cast were Paul Walker, Matthew Lillard, Anna Paquin, Jodi Lyn O’Keefe, Usher Raymond, Lil’ Kim, Gabrielle Union, Dule Hill, Kieran Culkin, Elden Henson, Clea DuVall, Tim Matheson and Alexis Arquette.
Further details are scarce, but it’s said that “the remake will follow a similar premise and is expected to be developed with diverse leads in mind.”
Source: The Tracking Board, The Wrap
- Gary Collinson
As all 29 of our Oscars Experts predicted, Patricia Arquette won Best Supporting Actress for "Boyhood" on Sunday night. She filmed her role as the struggling mother of two children over the course of 12 years and swept the awards season with wins at the Golden Globes, Critics' Choice, SAG, and BAFTA Awards, in addition to prizes from the Los Angeles, New York, and National Society film critics. -Break- This was the first nomination for Arquette, who is a member of an acting dynasty that also includes her father Lewis Arquette, grandfather Cliff Arquette, and siblings Rosanna, David, and Alexis Arquette. She is the first in the family to win an Oscar, but this isn't her first brush with awards success. She won an Emmy in 2005 for her starring role as psychic crime-solver Allison DuBois in "Medium." She was the overwhelming favorite in this race with 1/10 odds, and she was also predicted by all seven Editors, »
Arquette has been the prohibitive favorite in the field since the awards season started, winning trophies at BAFTA, SAG, the Critics Choice, the Golden Globes and the Spirits.
Arquette, 46, was often cited by critics as one of the key factors in Richard Linklater’s groundbreaking film, shot in a dozen different segments between 2002 and 2013. Her portrayal of Olivia Evans managed to encapsulate the hopes and disappointments of her generation, portrayed with a transcendent honesty without frills.
- Dave McNary
During a visit to The Meredith Vieira Show, Patricia Arquette opened up about her transgender sister Alexis who documented her transition from male to female in the 2007 film, Alexis Arquette: She’s My Brother, and even offered her support to Bruce Jenner.
In the conversation with Vieira, the Oscar nominated Boyhood star said what Alexis went through was tough. “It’s a very difficult thing to be transgender, especially 20 years ago when Alexis started talking about it. I didn’t exactly understand it.”
But she prefaced that by saying, “I feel like Alexis, my sister, has taught me so much about love and acceptance.”
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Arquette explained that the death of her two parents helped her come to terms with the transition, noting that it was about loving the ones around you, while you still can.
“We all come into this life in a different »
Oscar frontrunner Patricia Arquette bared a very personal side during an appearance on The Meredith Vieira Show on Wednesday, Feb. 11. The Boyhood actress, 46, was asked about Bruce Jenner’s public transformation from male to female. Arquette has some experience with the topic as her younger sister, actress Alexis Arquette, went through the same change many years ago. “I feel like Alexis, my sister, has taught me so much about love and acceptance,” the Medium star began. “It’s a very difficult thing to be transgender, especially 20 [...] »
Fistful of Film a wonderful personal take on We Are the Best from a father of girls
Section Eighty a composer discusses the Oscar-nominated film scores
Out Alexis Arquette taking no prisoners in an interview. But bizarre that she didn't know her own sister was up for an Oscar!
Indie Wire the lineup of New Directors New Films this year The Tribe and White God are both featured. They feel like anything but "new" to me after a whole year of festivalling but I still haven't had the chance to see either - will they ever open theatrically or just keep doing festivals like this one for a second year? »
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8 items from 2015
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