04 May Addison Rae Set to Star in Gender-Swap ‘She’s All That’ Remake
Addison Rae is taking her career from TikTok to the big screen. Gender-swapped remake of 90’s cult classic may come sooner than you think.
Though a cherished and most noticeable teen film of the 1990’s, the sexist tropes and stereotypes of the original does not translate well in contemporary times.
When news of a gender-swapped remake, with TikTok star Addison Rae attached, reception has been mixed, with many citing the film as a “cash grab” to capitalize on Rae’s growing popularity.
Others, however, are eager to see the TikTok star branch out to new horizons.The new version entitled “He’s All That” (clever aye?) follows an influencer (played by Addison Rae) who accepts a challenge to turn the school’s biggest loser into prom king. Starring opposite as the nerd-turned hawk is “Cobra Kai” newcomer Tanner Buchanan. The new film is essentially the same as the original 90’s flick, but with more contemporary sensibilities.
Netflix tweeted earlier this week a sneak peak, along with a tagline that read “”What is this, some sort of dork outreach program? HE’S ALL THAT, a gender-flipped reimagining of the 1999 teen classic, is coming to Netflix!” The film is scheduled to be released on the streaming platform August 27th.
The platform then released a sneak peak reel of it’s slate for the upcoming year, including a teaser of the film. The snippets contained numerous scenes featuring Rae and Buchanan, one in a halloween themed party and another with the two horse-riding.
The new reboot is rumored to be Netflix’s next big teen movie. Addison Rae will be an important stepping stone on cementing the production. Filming continued throughout the pandemic last year, with locations set in grandeur areas like Los Angeles Union Station amongst others.
Old & New Faces
Fans of the original can rejoice in the nostalgia as two of its original actors – Rachel Leigh Cook and Matthew Lilliard – have confirmed roles in the new film. Cook is set to play the mother of Rae’s character, Padget Sawyer. Lillard’s role is currently under wraps.
The film also stars Madison Pettis, Peyton Meyer, Isabella Crovetti, Annie Jacob and Myra Molloy. Mark Waters of “Mean Girls” and “Freaky Friday” fame, is set to direct, while “She’s All That” original writer R Lee Fleming Jr has written the screenplay.
So how exactly can this reboot overcome the poor message the original set out? Find out August 27th.
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