A new Heathers without Winona Ryder and Christian Slater? Oh, it's happening! The cult classic flick is getting a makeover …it's becoming a television show. But will the reboot project be able to offer as much sass as the 1988 original film?
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TheWrap recently reported that TV Land is currently working on bringing the black comedy film to series, and the network has already cast the lead roles. Stepping in for Winona Ryder will be newcomer Grace Victoria Fox, while James Scully will be taking over for Christian Slater.
There's been no word yet on when the show will actually go into production, or names of the other actors set to participate in the project. The pilot script has been written by Jason Micallef, with Tom Rosenberg and Gary Lucchesi set to produce for Lakeshore entertainment. Leslye Headland will direct.
Heathers is believed to be set up as an anthology, meaning that if the show is renewed for multiple season, then various groups of Heathers will be seen throughout the course of the series.
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Written by Daniel Waters, the original film also starred Shannen Doherty, Lisanne Falk, and Kim Walker. Heathers was directed by Michael Lehmann, and, upon its release, was a commercial failure, only grossing $1.1 million on a $3 million budget. However, the film was critically acclaimed.
Interestingly enough, Heather Graham was originally cast in the flick as one of the Heathers, but, because of the dark and negative content, her mother wouldn't allow her to accept the role. Following the film's release, the leads became household names, with Ryder and Slater going on to star in a variety of movie projects, and Doherty blossoming as a television star thanks to Beverly Hills, 90210.
Are you a fan of the original Heathers? Will TV Land be able to do the film justice?