Sigourney Weaver has voiced her excitement for Selena Gomez’s upcoming reboot of Working Girl, decades after the original hit comedy’s success.
Sigourney Weaver has given her stamp of approval to the upcoming reboot of Working Girl that Selena Gomez is set to produce. Weaver starred in the hit comedy in 1988 alongside Melanie Griffith and Harrison Ford as Katherine, the conniving boss of Griffith’s Tess McGill, who tries to present her employee’s business idea as her own, setting off a chain of comically chaotic events in Tess’ unconventional search for justice. The film was a critical and commercial success, raking in over $100 million at the box office and earning six Academy Award nominations, including for Best Picture and for Weaver for Best Supporting Actress.
This past August brought word that Selena Gomez would partner with 20th Century Studios and Hulu to reboot Working Girl, expanding the multi-hyphenate’s production ventures. There is no word yet on whether Gomez, who can currently be seen in Hulu’s Only Murders in The Building, will also star in the project. While the details of the reboot have been kept under wraps, Ilana Peña, the writer and showrunner behind the Disney+ series Diary of a Future President, is confirmed to be adapting the script, and one original star is eager to see what comes of the project.
Per The Hollywood Reporter, Sigourney Weaver has now voiced her excitement for Selena Gomez’s upcoming Working Girl reboot. The original star is nothing but supportive of the project, expressing interest in how the film’s premise could play out in the context of the modern evolving corporate 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 a kind of eternal story, you know. But seen in the new light, it’s especially interesting to think of Katharine double-crossing her assistant in today’s world. It would be worse, wouldn’t it? It would really suck. So I don’t know, I’m really excited to see it.
Why A Working Girl Reboot Is Still Timely
Though the original film was released decades ago, the message behind Working Girl is still culturally relevant. The feminist undercurrent of the film set it apart from other romantic comedies of its time, putting the focus on female ambition and drive above all else. Weaver’s excitement seems well-placed as the social commentary put forth by the original Working Girl is still largely present not only in the films and television of today, but also in the real world.
The rise in projects that have taken on a similar subject matter in recent years bodes well for the reboot. With shows and movies like Bombshell and The Morning Show exploring the subjugation of women in the working world, a reboot of a film that confronts corporate corruption and the lengths that two women under the same company have to go to for success is as timely as ever. Though it is an unfortunate testament to the lack of progress that has been made for women in the American work force that the film is still so timely, hopefully the reboot of Working Girl will help offer more insight and awareness to the issues it depicts.
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