Casting Call: She’s All That

Published April 24, 2015

In which we suggest who should star in the next big adaptation, remake, or historical film.

When high school jock and straight A-student Zack Siler is dumped by his popular girlfriend Taylor Vaughn for a reality television star, his friends challenge him to transform geeky and unpopular Laney Boggs into the senior Prom Queen. Zack accepts and an unlikely romance blossoms.

From 10 Things I Hate About You to Never Been Kissed, the ’90s and early ’00s were full of romantic teen comedies that you can’t help but love, and She’s All That is no exception. Written by R. Lee Fleming, Jr. (with the unofficial help of M. Night Shyamalan), the 1999 film starred Freddie Prinze Jr. as Siler and Rachel Leigh “This is Your Brain on Drugs” Cook as Boggs. It also featured a young Usher as the campus DJ, Lil Kim as part of Taylor Vaughn’s posse, a cameo from Sarah Michelle Gellar, a coordinated dance scene to Fat Boy Slim’s “Funk Soul Brother,” and turned Sixpence None the Richer’s “Kiss Me” into a hit.

Earlier this month, The Wrap reported that a remake of She’s All That is in the works. The remake will be directed by Kenny Leon, and produced by Spike Lee’s wife, Tonya Lewis Lee with The Weinstein Co., and Miramax. Maybe Ariana Grande can take over Lil’ Kim’s part…

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