'Clueless' Movie Remake in the Works

Updated: Nov 26, 2018

Paramount Pictures is developing a remake of its 1995 comedy with “Girls Trip” writer Tracy Oliver producing.

Marquita Robinson, a story editor and writer on the Netflix comedy series “GLOW,” has been hired to write the script.

“Clueless,” directed and written by Amy Heckerling, was set at a Beverly Hills high school and starred Alicia Silverstone as Cher Horowitz, along with Paul Rudd, Breckin Meyer, Jeremy Sisto, Stacey Dash, Brittany Murphy, and Dan Hedaya. The film, produced by Scott Rudin and Robert Lawrence, was loosely based on Jane Austen’s 1815 novel, “Emma,” with Silverstone playing the Emma Woodhouse character and Rudd as George Knightley, the ultimate object of her affection.

As yet, no details have been released as to whether the new film will update Clueless for modern times or keep it in its original early-Nineties heyday (the film was released in 1995). Loosely based on the plot of Jane Austen's Emma, the film gained a cult status for its trend-setting fashion, slang and art direction.

Clueless punched far above its budget of $12 million, bringing in $56 million and making stars of a young Paul Rudd, Brittany Muphy, Alicia Silverstone and Stacey Dash. It also paved the way for a new generation of post-John Hughes movies, inspiring titles such as Mean Girls and She's All That. 

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