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Selena Gomez to Star in “Working Woman” Reboot for twentieth Century, Ilana Peña Tapped to Write Script

One other ’80s traditional is about to endure the reboot remedy: Ilana Peña is connected to adapt a script of “Working Woman” for twentieth Century, with Selena Gomez in closing talks to star. Deadline broke the information.

Because the supply notes, studios are persevering with to reassess the IP collected of their respective libraries, notably for the reason that current success of “Prime Gun: Maverick” — “twentieth Century sees this as a well timed property and views Gomez as the right companion on the venture.” The 1988 movie, which starred Melanie Griffith, Sigourney Weaver, Joan Cusack, and Harrison Ford, tells the story of an bold secretary (Griffith) who assumes her boss, Katharine’s (Sigourney Weaver) id when Katherine is recovering from a damaged leg. A field workplace success, the pic earned six Oscar nominations together with Finest Image and Finest Actress for Griffith.

It’s at present unknown how the reboot’s plot could deviate from the unique.

A employees author on “Loopy Ex-Girlfriend,” Peña went on to create the hit Disney+ collection “Diary of a Future President,” on which she additionally served as showrunner and exec producer, and for which she directed the penultimate episode. She has since additionally directed on “Gordita Chronicles.”

Gomez’s most up-to-date credit embrace a starring function in “Solely Murders within the Constructing,” on which she additionally serves as an exec producer. She is connected to guide “Within the Shadow of the Mountain,” a biopic of trailblazing Peruvian mountaineer Silvia Vásquez-Lavado primarily based on Vásquez-Lavado’s memoir of the identical identify.

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