Sigourney Weaver has expressed her excitement about Selena Gomez’s upcoming reboot of Working Girl, decades after the success of the original hit comedy.
Sigourney Weaver has given her stamp of approval to the upcoming reboot of working girl that Selena Gomez will produce. In 1988, Weaver co-starred with Melanie Griffith and Harrison Ford in the hit comedy as Katherine, the underhanded boss of Tess McGill of Griffith, who tries to present her employee’s business idea as her own, triggering a series of comically chaotic events in Tess’ unconventional quest for justice. The film was a critical and commercial success, taking in more than $100 million at the box office and earning six Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture and Weaver for Best Supporting Actress.
Last August, it was announced that Selena Gomez would be teaming up with 20th Century Studios and Hulu to reboot working girl, thereby expanding the production enterprises of the multi-hyphenate. There’s no word yet on whether Gomez, who is currently appearing in Hulu’s Only murders in the building, will also shine in the project. While details of the reboot have been kept secret, Ilana Peña, the writer and showrunner behind the Disney+ series Diary of a future presidentit has been confirmed to be tweaking the script, and an original star is eager to see what comes of the project.
Per The Hollywood ReporterSigourney Weaver Has Now Expressed Her Excitement About Selena Gomez’s Upcoming working girl Restart. The original star just supports the project and shows an interest in how the film’s premise might play out in the context of today’s changing business world. Check out what Curtis had to say about the reboot below:
Go for it. I think it’s a great instinct to want to do that again. It’s kind of an eternal story, you know. But seen in the new light, it’s especially interesting to consider that Katharine is cheating on her assistant in today’s world. It would be worse, wouldn’t it? It would really suck. So I don’t know, I’m very excited to see it.
Why a working girl Reboot is still on time
Although the original movie was released decades ago, the message behind it is working girl is still culturally relevant. The film’s feminist undertones set it apart from other romantic comedies of its time, which emphasized feminine ambition and drive above all else. Weaver’s excitement seems well placed as the original’s social commentary working girl is still largely present, not only in today’s movies and television, but also in the real world.
The proliferation of projects that have taken on a similar topic in recent years bodes well for the reboot. With shows and movies like Bomb and The morning show An investigation into the subjugation of women in the working world, a reboot of a film that confronts corporate corruption, and the effort two women under the same company have to put in to succeed are as topical as ever. While it’s unfortunate evidence of the lack of progress made for women in the American workforce that the film is still so topical, hopefully the reboot of wedking girl will help to provide greater insight and awareness for the problems it describes.
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