Universal Pictures has hired Legally Blonde screenwriters Karen McCullah Lutz and Kirsten “Kiwi” Smith to pen a remake of the 1982 comedy The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.
Variety says the studio is planning a complete overhaul of the original, which starred Burt Reynolds and Dolly Parton as a town sheriff and madame who team up to stop a crusading TV personality from shutting down the local whorehouse, the famed Chicken Ranch.
The new version will still include musical numbers, though it is unknown if they will be the same songs.
Temple Hill’s (“The Twilight Saga”) Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey will produce. Roy Houlette will executive produce.