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Jennifer Love Hewitt Discusses Potential Return in ‘I Know What You Did Last Summer’ Sequel


Key Takeaways:

– Jennifer Love Hewitt confirms she's in talks for a new of ‘.'
– The new sequel is slated to release on July 18, 2025, but Hewitt's participation is still uncertain.
– Jennifer Kaytin Robinson and Leah McKendrick are involved in the screenplay and direction respectively.
– The new sequel intends to address the major themes of right and wrong, fame, and the era.

Jennifer Love Hewitt in Sequel Talks

Over two decades since she starred in the slasher classics ‘I Know What You Did Last Summer' and ‘I Still Know What You Did Last Summer,' Jennifer Love Hewitt recently hinted that she might reprise her role as Julie James in a forthcoming sequel.

During an with Entertainment Tonight, Hewitt admitted she has had preliminary discussions concerning the sequel currently expected to release on July 18, 2025. She expressed excitement at the anticipation around her potential involvement but tempered this by acknowledging that her commitment to the project was not yet confirmed.

Probing Possible Plotlines

Leah McKendrick, the screenplay attached to the project, spoke to Collider about some of the themes that fans can expect in the new sequel. She hinted at an exploration of major concepts such as the thin line between heroes and villains, the impact of past actions, and the implications of a privacy-free internet-dominated world.

She likewise pointed out that the narrative would attempt to depict the character of Julie James in a world without secrets, a reference that possibly alludes to the influence of and internet fame.

A Look Back at the Original

The original ‘I Know What You Did Last Summer,' released 27 years ago, was based on a novel by Lois Duncan. Directed by Jim Gillespie with a screenplay by Kevin Williamson, the followed four friends tormented by a terrifying letter recalling their past crime and a killer with a meat hook.

It's sequel, ‘I Still Know What You Did Last Summer,' directed by Danny Cannon and penned by Trey Callaway, picked up a year after the original storyline. Once again, student Julie James, played by Hewitt, herself battling against the vengeful, hook-wielding killer.

Anticipation Builds for a Grand Return

With hints that Hewitt might be back to confront her past, fans of the classic horrors are eager to see how the character of Julie James has evolved over the years. Hewitt herself seemed enthusiastic about bringing back a mature, empowered version of Julie, infused with ‘26 years of angst, knowledge, and kick-assery.'

While the discussions continue and anticipation builds, the final confirmation of Hewitt's appearance in the sequel as Julie James remains a hot topic among fans. A summer 2025 release date has been scheduled for the sequel providing plenty of time for speculation and predictions.

Are you rooting for Jennifer Love Hewitt's official return to ‘I Know What You Did Last Summer'?


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