We’ve reached that point in life where TikTok stars are being cast in movies – Addison Rae Easterling is the next to be targeted, being cast in the upcoming “She’s All That” reboot, a gender-swapped take called “He’s All That”.
The reboot has been in the works for years and recently started to gain traction again. Mark Waters, the filmmaker behind “Mean Girls” and “Freaky Friday,” is set to direct.
It comes over 20 years after the film starring every teen girl’s dreamboat Freddie Prinze Jr. “He’s All That” will reimagine the plot from a teenage girl’s perspective, with Easterling taking on a role inspired by Freddie Prinze Jr.’s character Zackary Siler from the original. “She’s All That” — a modern-day take on George Bernard Shaw’s “Pygmalion” and the 1964 movie “My Fair Lady” — centered a popular high school jock who, after getting dumped by his girlfriend, attempts to transform one of the school’s nerdy outcasts into the next prom queen.
“He’s All That” puts a 21st century spin on the original, with the remake following an influencer who attempts to turn a nerdy boy into prom king. R. Lee Fleming, who wrote the 1999 movie, will pen the remake.
For those that have no clue about TikTok or its stars (like me) – Easterling has 60 million followers on TikTok, making her the second-most followed person on the social media platform.
News via Variety.