EXCLUSIVE: More than 25 years after her star-making role in Clueless, Alicia Silverstone is ready to make her return to the high school comedy genre. She has joined the cast of Paramount Players’ Senior Year, starring Rebel Wilson. Justin Hartley, Angourie Rice, Sam Richardson, Zoë Chao, Mary Holland and Chris Parnell are also on board. Alex Hardcastle will direct.
Brandon Scott Jones is writing the script based on a spec from Andrew Knauer and Arthur Pielli. Todd Garner, Tim Bourne, Wilson and Chris Bender will produce.
The story follows a cheerleader who wakes up after a 20-year coma and returns to high school to try to regain her status and claim the prom queen crown that eluded her. Jeremy Stein and Jake Wagner are exec producing.
Silverstone’s return to the genre is a fun casting the studio and creatives behind the team are excited about after she played the Beverly Hills High teen Cher in the 1995 comedy classic Clueless. That film remains a fixture in pop culture, and Silverstone plays a major part in how audiences remember it.
In recent years, Silverstone has stayed busy in the world of Netflix, most recently appearing in the series reboot of The Baby-Sitters Club. She is also set to voice Queen Marlena in Netflix and Kevin Smith’s animated He-Man series Masters of the Universe: Revelation.