Clueless Remake in the Works at Paramount

From Girls Trip's Tracy Oliver and GLOW's Marquita Robinson

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<i>Clueless</i> Remake in the Works at Paramount

A remake of the 1995 teen classic Clueless is in the works at Paramount, produced by Girls Trip writer Tracy Oliver and written by GLOW’s Marquita Robinson, per Deadline.

The project is still early in development, so we don’t yet have many details on whether it will be a fresh take for modern audiences, or if familiar characters will return.

Directed by Amy Heckerling and loosely based on Jane Austen’s Emma, the 1995 film Clueless spawned a number of unforgettable catchphrases and persists as a teen cult-favorite to this day. Cher Horowitz, played by Alicia Silverstone in a star-making turn, landed on Paste’s list of all-time-great teen film heroines. The film spawned a spinoff TV sitcom and book series, as well as a forthcoming Off Broadway musical adaptation, Clueless, The Musical, set to open later this year.

It’s still unclear how faithful the remake will be to the original film. But early next year, Paramount also has What Men Want, a gender-swapped remake of Nancy Meyers’ 2000 original, starring Taraji P. Henson in the lead role previously played by Mel Gibson.

Early Twitter reactions from fans of the original Clueless have not been kind to the prospects of an updated remake, although some have joked that at least one aspect of the original won’t have to be changed.