20th Century Studios reviving Working Girl with Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez in A Rainy Day In New York
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The 1980s comedy Working Girl is reportedly getting the remake treatment, fuelled largely by Selena Gomez’s star power. 

20th Century Studios is looking to restore one of its classic titles to prominence, with reports suggesting that a remake of the 1980s comedy Working Girl is happening, with Selena Gomez on board to produce the project. Gomez is currently acting in a number of TV projects and receiving considerable critical attention too. Whether she’d look to star in this project is unclear at the moment, although Deadline is suggesting that the movie will go straight to the Hulu streaming platform, in the US at least.

With each studio now looking for existing and recognisable intellectual property to revive in order to make their streaming platforms attractive propositions, we’re seeing more and more cases of classic IP being reimagined. Working Girl, which starred Melanie Griffiths, Sigourney Weaver and Harrison Ford, was a hit during its era and has retained enough name value in the decades since to mark it out as a project worthy of redevelopment.

The plot of the original saw Griffith as ‘an ambitious secretary who takes on her boss’ identity while the latter is laid up with a broken leg.’ The film perfectly captured the trajectory of personal ambition that was a hallmark of the 1980s and it will be fun to see what a modern interpretation of it does with such themes and ideas. We’ll let you know more on this one as we hear it.

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