UPDATE: Rachael Leigh Cook has officially signed on to join Miramax’s He’s All That. The actress who starred as Laney Boggs in the 1999 romantic comedy She’s All That, joins leads Addison Rae and Tanner Buchanan in the gender role-flipped remake.
Rae, in a role inspired by Freddie Prinze Jr’s Zackary Siler, plays Padgett Sawyer, who accepts a challenge to turn the school’s least popular boy (Buchanan) into prom king, attempting to avenge herself following a humiliating fallout with her boyfriend. Cook will play Padgett’s wise and caring mother. Madison Pettis, Petyon Meyer, Isabella Crovetti, Annie Jacob and Myra Molloy co-star.
Original producers Jennifer Gibgot and Andrew Panay are producing the updated iteration from a screenplay by R. Lee Fleming, the screenwriter behind the original. Mark Waters is set to direct.
Cook, who was most recently seen starring in the Netflix rom-com, Love, Guaranteed, is repped by Industry Entertainment.
Editor’s Note: This article originally stated that Cook would be reprising her role as Laney Boggs. That was an error. Her new role as Padgett’s mother is not connected to Laney.