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Romy & Michele star pleads Disney to make sequel

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The movie’s stars want it, the creator wants it, and the fans want it. Catch up Disney!

Oscar Winner Mira Sorvino tells E! Online that she, Lisa Kudrow and writer/creator Robin Schiff are keen to do a sequel to their 1997 comedy “Romy & Michele’s High School Reunion”. It’s far from a go though, because Disney doesn’t share the troupe’s excitement for a sequel.

“Disney, if you’re listening—everybody wants it!” Sorvino told the site at the Performers Peer Group Celebration at the Montage Beverly Hills. “Me and Lisa and Robin would love to do a sequel. We have asked Disney before. It’s Disney that has to decide to say yes.”

Sorvino questions Disney’s stance on the sequel, wondering if they’ve any idea how popular the 17-year-old film is.

“I don’t think they realize what a cult phenomenon it has become. I mean, people dress up as us for Halloween!”

Sorvino says she was at Comic-Con last week to promote her new series “Intruders” and yet all people wanted to talk about – sure that’s a slight exaggeration – was “Romy & Michele”.

“People were like, ‘Why aren’t Romy and Michele at Comic-Con?'” Sorvino said. “I was like, ‘It’s not a current movie. It’s a while ago.’ And it was like, ‘When are you coming back? When are you going to come here for the sequel?'”

Disney have also been sitting on a third “Three Men and a Baby” – despite the fact that it’s triple headliner cast, Tom Selleck, Steve Guttenberg and Ted Danson, want to do it.

It took Disney a few decades to return to “TRON” so chances are they’ll ultimately revisit Romy & Michele (and maybe even ‘baby’ Mary) – just we might all be in retirement homes by the time it unspools.

Truth is, there was a follow-up to “Romy & Michele”, a little-seen prequel – that bowed on TV – called “Romy & Michele : In the Beginning”. “Grey’s Anatomy” alum Katherine Heigl would play Romy, while Alex Breckenridge took on the role of Michele.

Here’s the original TV promo for it :

and here’s the first quarter of the film :

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