TikTok star Addison Rae has been cast in the upcoming remake of the popular 1999 teen comedy She’s All That, Variety exclusively reported. The gender-swapped film, He’s All That, which has been in the works for years, will reimagine the plot from a teenage girl’s perspective, with Rae taking on the role inspired by Freddie Prinze Jr.’s character, Zackary Siler, from the original movie. She’s All That centered on a popular high school jock who attempts to transform one of the school’s nerdy outcasts into the next prom queen, while He’s All That has a 21st Century twist to it, following an influencer who attempts to turn a nerdy boy into prom king.
Mark Waters, known filmmaker of early ’00s teen comedies like Freaky Friday, Mean Girls, and Just Like Heaven, will direct. R. Lee Fleming, who wrote the original script, will pen the remake, reuniting with She’s All That producers Jennifer Gibgot and Andrew Panay. Along with Prinze Jr., the original also starred Rachel Leigh Cook, Paul Walker, Matthew Lillard, Jodi Lyn O’Keefe, Kevin Pollak, Usher, Lil’ Kim, and Anna Paquin. No other casting news for the remake has been announced.
Rae is the second-most followed person on TikTok with over 60 million followers and is the highest-paid TikToker, according to a recent Forbes report. The casting makes Rae one of the first TikTok stars to act in a major studio film, marking a new beginning for creators on the popular social media app.