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 :
- Fernandez, Noth, Parker, Benson are Chronically Metropolitan - January 30, 2015
- Huisman, Palmer set for Currie’s 2:22 - January 30, 2015
- Junior’s back! Problem Child headed to NBC - January 30, 2015
- Cowboy Ninja Viking finds directors - January 30, 2015
- Disney : Episodes VII and VIII due 2017, 2019 - January 30, 2015
- Eddie Murphy returning to Saturday Night Live - January 30, 2015
- Jeffrey Dean Morgan books Spielberg series - January 30, 2015
- The Flash : Set pics capture Graye, Hamill - January 30, 2015
- Teaser Trailer : Spooks : The Greater Good - January 30, 2015
- A teaser for The 5th Wave crashes down - January 30, 2015
Against the Current - the band, not adventures in dangerous swimming 101
Zedd - If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy? (Well, answer my question!)
Arrow (Okay, Felicity from Arrow!)
Chrissy Costanza (cat eyes and buttery lyrics!)
Girls (TV) (Okay, Allison Williams!)
Movies - especially when they play in the dark.
Twin Peaks (TV)
Friends (TV) (It had me at "No way are you cool enough to pull Clint"; damn straight, Chandler!)
Traveling - preferably where water is, so I can splash someone!
Star Wars trilogy - no, the other one, fella!
Alex G - far more talented than her younger brother Alex H
Cameron Crowe movies - Say Anything..., Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous
The sign 'Free Wi-Fi'.
Reenacting dance/song scenes from "Grease" with my little girl (hey! Wait till you see my 'Summer Lovin'! - don't judge)
Die Hard - 40 stories of Sheer Adventure!
Alex Goot & Friends (his enemies aren't half as talented!)
Cooking up a nice dish and sitting in the entertainment area, on a cool night, basking in it's greatness.
Inflatable kids pools full of Vodka Lime Crush.
Acidic Email from angry, over passionate teenagers after I trash something "Twilight"-related on the site. Sparkle elsewhere.
My baby girl's big, caring heart.