'Working Girl': Selena Gomez Teaming With 20th Century Studios On A Remake Of The Oscar-Nominated '80s Film

When you think of influential films of the ‘80s, there are the teen comedies of John Hughes and there are the action films by Steven Spielberg. There are also films, such as “Working Girl,” which didn’t have a huge budget or live on to become the best-of-the-best, but they still have become iconic in their own right. And as we know, Hollywood is in love with the idea of finding those films, putting a new coat of paint on them, and trying to make more money.

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According to Variety, 20th Century Studios is ready to dust off “Working Girl” and remake it for a new generation. This time, the studio is hoping Selena Gomez can help. “Working Girl” is a 1988 film, starring Melanie Griffith, Sigourney Weaver, and Harrison Ford, about a secretary who dreams of something bigger and takes on the reins of a company while her boss is out of the office with an injury. It appears 20th Century Studios thinks Gomez is the woman to make this happen, as she is brought on as a producer (and let’s be real, likely star). The remake is set to be written by Ilana Pena.

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The original film has quite the pedigree, as mentioned above. Though it may not be thought of as one of the best films ever, “Working Girl” did earn six Oscar nominations after its release, including Best Picture, Best Director (Mike Nichols), and Best Actress (Griffith). So, there is definitely a lot to live up to for the new version. 

Not much else is known about the remake, as of now. Clearly, this is a project still in the early stages of development. However, with Gomez earning rave reviews for her role in the acclaimed comedy series, “Only Murders in the Building,” the actress is a hot commodity right now. So, you have to assume 20th Century Studios would like to get this going sooner rather than later.