Selena Gomez is once again Disney’s golden child. Although now under the banner of Disney-owned Hulu instead of Disney Channel, the actress and pop star has her hands on the popular Hulu series, and she is said to be digging deeper into the Hollywood machine, excavate and revive old IP of the 20th Century. Based on Limit lineThe actress and pop star is currently in final negotiations to produce a reboot of the 1980s hit Working girloriginally starring Melanie Griffith, Harrison Ford, Sigourney Weaver, and Joan Cusack, is about a 30-year-old secretary who assumes her boss’s identity after the aforementioned boss steals one of her ideas.
The movie is now available to premiere on Hulu, Limit line reporting and Crazy ex-girlfriend alum Ilana Peña was placed in the ranks of the screenwriter. Neither Limit line neither Diversity can confirm if Gomez has signed up to star in addition to producing, but it seems a distinct possibility, given her role as actress/producer on the Hulu show There are only murders in the building.
Although this is not the first time a star has tried to resuscitate Working girl-Sandra Bullock try a bunch in the 1990s, and as of 2019, a Broadway musical version is In the work—The movie reboot sounds like a smart move by Gomez, given the critical and commercial success of its day. With six Oscar nominations, Working girl remains a fan favorite of the ’80s and Gomez’s star could give it the shine it needs in the 21st century. A release date has yet to be announced.
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Lauren Puckett-Pope is an editorial associate at ELLE, where she covers news and culture.