Original She's All That star Rachael Leigh Cook joins gender-swapped remake He's All That

Hannah Lovejoy
·2-min read
Photo credit: Miramax
Photo credit: Miramax

From Digital Spy

Miramax has had plans to remake She's All That for quite some time, and their new movie, titled He's All That, will be a gender-swapped version of the beloved 90s movie.

Original cast member Rachael Leigh Cook – who played Laney Boggs, the geek who is transformed after a makeover from the 1999 original – has now signed on to be part of the reboot.

In He's All That, Cook will play the role of the wise and loving mother of Padgett Sawyer, who will be played by TikTok star Addison Rae in her acting debut.

Photo credit: Rodin Eckenroth - Getty Images
Photo credit: Rodin Eckenroth - Getty Images

"I'm thrilled to be reunited with so many familiar faces," Cook told The Wrap. "This version has a great new spin that I think people will really enjoy."

The story of He's All That is similar to She's All That – it will see Padgett accept a challenge to turn the least popular boy in school into prom King. She will do this as a way to redeem herself after an embarrassing argument with her boyfriend.

The cast of He's All That includes Madison Pettis, Isabella Crovetti, Annie Jacob, Myra Molloy, Peyton Meyer and Tanner Buchanan.

He's All That was first announced in 2015, with Mark Waters is directing the movie – he has also directed the likes of Mean Girls and Freaky Friday. R.Lee Fleming, the screenwriter of She's All That, has also written the new script from Padgett's perspective.

Photo credit: Miramax
Photo credit: Miramax

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Jennifer Gibgot and Andrew Panay will also return to produce the new project after being part of the original movie.

She's All That is all about Cook's character Laney, who is seen as the underdog. When Zack Siler is dumped by his girlfriend, he makes a bet with a classmate that he can make any girl in their class prom queen. After a makeover, people start paying more attention to Laney, but when she finds out about Zack's first intention, she struggles to forgive him when he reveals that he's fallen in love with her.

There is currently no planned release date for He's All That.

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