Morgan Hines, USA TODAY
Published 2:17 p.m. ET Sept. 12, 2020
TikTok influencer Addison Rae Easterling, better known as simply Addison Rae, has been cast in Miramax’s remake of “She’s All That,” her publicist, Katie Greenthal, confirmed to USA TODAY.
The 19-year-old, who has 27.4 million followers on Instagram and a staggering 60.1 million TikTok followers, shared the news on Instagram, posting a screenshot of a Variety article where it was announced Friday.
“My dreams are coming true,” she wrote in the caption. “I’m so excited to finally share the news that i am getting the opportunity to make my acting debut in HE’S ALL THAT which is a remake of one of my all time favorite movies, SHE’S ALL THAT.”
“I’m so grateful for the opportunities that have been presented to me and none of it would have ever happened without every single one of you,” she continued on Instagram. “I can’t wait to work with this amazing team and everyone involved in making the film and am so thankful to everyone who gave me this incredible opportunity.”
“He’s All That,” is a remake of “She’s All That,” which came out in 1999 and focused on a popular jock who wants to turn a “nerdy girl” into prom queen after being dumped. The movie is set to be directed by filmmaker Mark Waters who also directed “Mean Girls” and “Freaky Friday,” according to Variety.
Easterling will take on the role that Freddie Prinze Jr. had as Zackary Siler in the 1999 Miramax film, situating the plot to be shared from a teenage girl’s perspective — and the film is modernized to fit the current climate and technology.
The new version will follow an influencer who attempts to turn the school’s “biggest loser” into the prom king following a move from her boyfriend who made her the butt of a joke, according to Deadline.
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“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,” Bill Block, CEO of Miramax, told Variety.
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