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'She's All That' Remake Coming Soon

'She's All That' remake coming soon with a more diverse cast.

'She's All That' is getting an official remake from Miramax and The Weinstein Company. This time Spike Lee's wife, Tonya Lee Lewis, will produce the production and will be directed by Kenny Leon.
Kenny Leon will direct the remake, which Spike Lee‘s wife, Tonya Lewis Lee, will produce under her Tonik Productions banner. Miramax will also produce the remake, having released the original 1999 movie, which grossed more than $100 million worldwide. “She’s All That” followed a high school jock (Prinze) who makes a bet that he can turn a shy art student into his high school’s prom queen. The remake will follow a similar premise and is expected to be developed with diverse leads in mind. With its theme of physical transformation, it should come as no surprise that “She’s All That” was based on “My Fair Lady,” and thus, “Pygmalion.” [The Wrap>
Leon and Lee previously worked together on the Hallmark Channel's 'The Watsons Go to Birmingham," which starred Wood Harris, Anika Noni Rose, David Alan Grier and Shameik Moore. Leon previously directed the 'Steel Magnolia's remake starring Queen Latifah, Alfre Woodard, Jill Scott and Phylicia Rashad. It has been 16 years since the original 'She's All That' movie debuted and a lot has changed. Audiences are more interested in a diverse cast and this teenage romantic comedy may hit home with an ever wider audience than it did in 1999. What do you think? Discuss this story with fellow Project Casting fans on Facebook. On Twitter, follow us at @projectcasting.