Rachael Leigh Cook was just 19-years-old when shooting began for the teen comedy film She’s All That, alongside Freddie Prinze Jr. and a slew of up-and-coming young stars.
Her charming role as Laney Boggs helped propel both her career and the movie, which turned out to be a sleeper hit in 1999, earning over $103 million on just a $7-10 million budget.
Cook, now 41, is stepping back into Laney’s shoes in the gender-swapped remake, titled He’s All That.
She’s back! Rachael Leigh Cook, 41, reprises her role of Laney Boggs, now a wise and caring mother to Addison Rae, in the She’s All That remake title’s He’s All That
In the original, Laney was a lovable art nerd who gets a makeover, transforming her into a true beauty, compliments of Prinze Jr.’s character, Zackary Siler and his sister.
Fast forward a couple fo decades and Cook plays Laney as the wise and caring mother to the film’s leading teen Padgett Sawyer, played by TikTok personality Addison Rae.
Rae’s character, which is inspired by Prinze Jr’s Zackary Siler, accepts a challenge to turn the school’s least popular boy (Tanner Buchanan) into Prom King, all while she attempts to avenge herself following a humiliating fallout with her boyfriend, according to Deadline.
Teen comedy hit: Cook starred with Freddie Prinze Jr. in 1999’s She’s All That, which went on to become a sleeper hit of 1999
Teen comedy: In the original, Laney was a lovable art nerd who gets a makeover, transforming her into a true beauty, compliments of Prinze Jr.’s character, Zackary Siler and his sister
Original producers Jennifer Gibgot and Andrew Panay and screenwriter R. Lee Fleming are all back for the updated iteration of the film.
Mark Waters, best known for directing Freaky Friday (2003), Mean Girls (2004) and Ghosts Of Girlfriends Past (2009, is helming the film, which began shooting just over three weeks ago.
‘I’m thrilled to be reunited with so many familiar faces! This version has a great new spin that I think people will really enjoy, Cook told Variety.
Along with Cook, Rae and Buchanan, the remake stars Madison Pettis, Peyton Meyer, Isabella Crovetti, Annie Jacob and Myra Molloy, Andrew Matarazzo and Dominic D. Goodman.
It’s on: Shooting for He’s All That kicked off less than three weeks ago
Twist to the original: Rae plays Padgett Sawyer and Tanner Buchanan has the role of Cameron Kweller in the She’s All That gender-swapping remake
She’s All That ended up being Cook’s most financially successful film of her career.
It featured a number of young actors who went on to see more success in Hollywood, including: Kieran Culkin, Oscar winner Anna Paquin, musician Usher Raymond, Gabrielle Union, Paul Walker, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Kimberly ‘Lil’ Kim’ Jones, Dulé Hill, Jodi Lyn O’Keefe, along with Kevin Pollak and Matthew Lillard.
Cook went on to appear in such films as Get Carter, Antitrust, Josie and the Pussycats, The Big Empty, and the Vineyard film franchise from Hallmark that began with Autumn in the Vineyard.
Most recently she starred in the Netflix rom-com, Love, Guaranteed, with Damon Wayans Jr., that premiered in September.
Her latest: Cook most recently starred in the Netflix rom-com, Love, Guaranteed, with Damon Wayans Jr., that premiered in September