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.
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AHHHHH!!! My dreams are coming true!!! I’m so excited to finally share the news that i am getting the opportunity to make my acting debut in HE’S ALL THAT which is a remake of one of my all time favorite movies, SHE’S ALL THAT. I’m so grateful for the opportunities that have been presented to me and none of it would have ever happened without every single one of you. I LOVE YOU ALL SO MUCH!! I can’t wait for you to see it!!! I can’t wait to work with this amazing team and everyone involved in making the film and am so thankful to everyone who gave me this incredible opportunity. THANK YOU!! I’m so excited for y’all to meet Padget!!! ❤️
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.