Social media star Addison Rae Easterling has become one of the first popular TikTok-ers to land a lead role in a Hollywood picture.
Miramax’s long-gestating remake of She’s All That is finally moving ahead, with Mean Girls and Freaky Friday director Mark Waters on board to direct and the first film’s screenwriter R. Lee Fleming Jr. returning to pen the screenplay.
Titled He’s All That, this will be a gender-flipped redo, the plot set to follow a female social media influencer on a mission to transform a nerdy guy into a prom king. As reported by Variety, Easterling will be in the role inspired by Freddie Prinze Jr.’s character Zackary Siler from the 1999 original.
“This reboot is a welcomed step towards a new generation of Miramax storytelling, part of our greater strategy to leverage our existing library with fresh, re-imagined content in both film and TV,” Miramax CEO Bill Block said in a statement.
She’s All That was a spin on George Bernard Shaw’s original 1913 play Pygmalion, which spawned various stage renditions and screen adaptations – including the Best Picture-winning film classic My Fair Lady. Starring Rachael Leigh Cook and Prinze Jr., high school rom-com She’s All That wasn’t too much of a hit with critics but audiences warmed to it, leading to a $US100 million-plus draw at the box office.
Easterling has over 60 million followers on social media platform TikTok. According to Forbes, she is TikTok’s “top-earning star, bringing in an estimated $5 million last year, thanks to her 54.1 million followers, her new makeup line (Item Beauty) and deals with American Eagle and Spotify.” Sigh… I need to start practicing my dance moves and sticking my tongue out more.
Here’s a look back at 1999’s She’s All That…