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‘Clueless’ to receive movie makeover

/ 04:41 PM October 28, 2018

Alicia Sliverstone. Image: AFP/Doug Kanter

Mall-oriented matchmaker Cher Horowitz could be making a comeback courtesy of two “Girls Trip” and “Glow” writers.

Tracy Oliver, writer of 2017 comedy “Girls Trip”, is to produce a remake of 1990s hit “Clueless” with Marquita Robinson of “Glow” and “New Girl” bringing her writing skills to the project.

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Deadline raises the possibility that this new “Clueless” won’t just be a straight remake but could involve “older characters reprising their [original] roles,” while cautioning that “details are minimal” at this early stage of development.

The tale of a wealthy high schooler who tries to set up a newcomer with a number of potential beaus was inspired by the Jane Austen classic “Emma” and, released theatrically in 1995, also spawned a TV series that ran for three seasons from 1996 onwards.

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Alicia Silverstone left her role as Cher to Rachel Blanchard in the TV edition, while Stacey Dash, Donald Faison, Elisa Donovan and Sean Holland took part in both.

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The big screen adaptation also featured Brittany Murphy (“King of the Hill”, “Sin City”) in her second movie and Paul Rudd (Marvel’s “Ant-Man”) in his film debut.

Silverstone recently starred in high society comedy drama “American Woman”, feted thriller “The Killing of a Sacred Deer” and has “Judy Small” a comedy with Haley Joel Osment, in the works.

A “Clueless” musical is to open in New York in December. JB

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