Netflix nabs rights to Miramax’s He’s All That gender-swapped remake
Just over four months after the gender-swapped remake of She’s All That was first announced in development at Miramax, Deadline brings word that Netflix has acquired the rights to He’s All That in an approximately $20 million deal, with the film currently slated to hit the streaming platform later this year.
The original film’s lead star Rachael Leigh Cook is also set to appear in this latest version, though it was previously confirmed that her role in the remake will be completely unrelated to her original character.
He’s All That centers around influencer Padgett Sawyer as she accepts the challenge to turn the school’s biggest loser into prom king in an attempt to avenge herself following a humiliating fallout with her boyfriend
TikTok star Addison Rae will be making her acting debut in the remake and is portraying the leading role of Padgett Sawyer which was inspired by Freddie Prinze Jr.’s Zackary Siler role. Joining her are Cobra Kai star Tanner Buchanan, Madison Pettis, Peyton Meyer, Isabella Crovetti, Annie Jacob and Myra Molloy.
The remake is directed by Mark Waters (Mean Girls, Freaky Friday) from a screenplay written by the original film’s scribe R. Lee Fleming. It is produced by Miramax’s Bill Block along with She’s All That producers Jennifer Gigbot and Andrew Panay.
First released in 1999, She’s All That was directed by Robert Iscove. It starred Freddie Prinze Jr., Rachael Leigh Cook, Matthew Lillard and the late Paul Walker. The original film was based on George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion play and George Cukor’s 1964 film My Fair Lady. It was also known for featuring an impressive supporting cast consisting of then up-and-coming stars including Usher, Gabrielle Union, Anna Paquin, Kieran Culkin, and Milo Ventimiglia.