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Entertainment Netflix acquires gender-flipped remake He's All That

04:45  18 march  2021
04:45  18 march  2021 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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TikTok star Addison Rae's first feature film, a gender-flipped remake of She's All That entitled He's All That, is making a big splash this year on Netflix.

The Netflix streaming service announced today that it has acquired the remake from Miramax, starring Rae and directed by Mark Waters (Mean Girls), while revealing the first two photos with stars Addison Rae and Tanner Buchanan.

The streaming service revealed it would release the film later this year, with Deadline reporting Netflix shelled out a whopping $20 million for the film.

a man and a woman sitting on a horse: Coming soon: TikTok star Addison Rae's first feature film, a gender-flipped remake of She's All That entitled He's All That, is making a big splash this year on Netflix © Provided by Daily Mail Coming soon: TikTok star Addison Rae's first feature film, a gender-flipped remake of She's All That entitled He's All That, is making a big splash this year on Netflix

The film takes the premise of the 1999 teen comedy classic She's All That (loosely based on George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion and the 1964 classic My Fair Lady) and turns it on its ear.

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The original followed a popular jock (Freddie Prinze Jr.) who takes a bet to turn an 'unattractive' girl (Rachel Leigh Cook) and turn her into the prom queen.

The remake follows a popular girl (Rae) who takes the challenge of turning her school's biggest loser (Buchanan) into the prom king.

a man and a woman standing in front of a restaurant: Remake: The remake follows a popular girl (Rae) who takes the challenge of turning her school's biggest loser (Buchanan) into the prom king © Provided by Daily Mail Remake: The remake follows a popular girl (Rae) who takes the challenge of turning her school's biggest loser (Buchanan) into the prom king

The film also stars Madison Pettis, Peyton Meyer, Isabella Crovetti, Annie Jacob, Myra Molloy, plus original She's All That stars Rachael Leigh Cook and Matthew Lillard in new roles.


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Mark Waters directs from a script by original She's All That writer R. Lee Fleming Jr., with Variety reporting in December that Kourtney Kardashian will have a cameo, playing a character named Jessica Miles Torres.

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Jennifer Gibgot and Andrew Panay are producing the film, with Bill Block producing for Miramax.

a person sitting on a chair: Rachel returns: The film also stars Madison Pettis, Peyton Meyer, Isabella Crovetti, Annie Jacob, Myra Molloy, plus original She's All That stars Rachael Leigh Cook (left) and Matthew Lillard in new roles © Provided by Daily Mail Rachel returns: The film also stars Madison Pettis, Peyton Meyer, Isabella Crovetti, Annie Jacob, Myra Molloy, plus original She's All That stars Rachael Leigh Cook (left) and Matthew Lillard in new roles

Star Addison Rae shared the news with her fans, with a photo of Deadline's headline and a brief message on Instagram.

'DREAM COME TRUE!!!!! ♥️ 190 countries.. insane,' Rae said on Instagram, while sharing the news on Twitter as well.

She retweeted the Deadline article, while adding, 'I LOVE MY FANS AND SUPPORTERS SO MUCH ITS UNREAL.'

graphical user interface, text, application, email: Unreal: She retweeted the Deadline article, while adding, 'I LOVE MY FANS AND SUPPORTERS SO MUCH ITS UNREAL' © Provided by Daily Mail Unreal: She retweeted the Deadline article, while adding, 'I LOVE MY FANS AND SUPPORTERS SO MUCH ITS UNREAL' Sharing: Star Addison Rae shared the news with her fans, with a photo of Deadline's headline and a brief message on Instagram © Provided by Daily Mail Sharing: Star Addison Rae shared the news with her fans, with a photo of Deadline's headline and a brief message on Instagram

She also added in another tweet, 'NETFLIX?!!??!!!!!'

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He’s All That joins Netflix’s growing slate of live action family films featuring kids and teens, which includes the upcoming film A Week Away, directed by Roman White (Summer Forever).

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graphical user interface, text, application: Another tweet: She also added in another tweet, 'NETFLIX?!!??!!!!!' © Provided by Daily Mail Another tweet: She also added in another tweet, 'NETFLIX?!!??!!!!!' Read more

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