The '90s are back... and we're not just talking about the fashion. Television and film reboots from the decade have been making a comeback. So, we were not surprised to learn that the popular rom-com movie, She's All That, which starred then-teen heartthrob Freddie Prinze Jr., was being rebooted.
But, while much of the details surrounding the film, including the full cast list, have been kept on the DL, fans just found out what popular teen landed the lead role — Addison Rae Easterling. Keep reading to find out more about the rom-com reboot, titled He's All That, including our picks of who should be cast alongside the influencer.
Addison Rae was cast in '90s rom-com reboot 'He's All That.'
Social media influencers are taking over Hollywood! Since finding global success on TikTok in 2019, Addison Rae has since partnered with numerous brands, launched her own makeup line called Item Beauty, became BFFs with Kourtney Kardashian, and now landed the starring role in the She's All That remake.
According to Variety, Addison will play the role of a popular high school influencer who attempts to transform a not-so-cool teen guy into prom king. Overall, it's taking the same premise as the 1999 film and making it current.
Following the casting news, the 19-year-old took to Instagram to share her reaction to being cast in her acting debut.
"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," she posted on Instagram. "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!!!"
She continued, "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!!!"
While some fans of the OG film may have their doubts about a social media star tackling the iconic reboot role, the writer of She's All That, R. Lee Fleming, is reportedly set to write the upcoming film.
At this time, no other casting announcements have been made, including the actor who will star opposite of Addison. So, who will play the Laney Boggs-esque (Rachael Leigh Cook) in He's All That?
Who will star alongside Addison Rae in 'He's All That'?
While no other cast members have been announced for the new film, here are some of our picks of who we think would be great in the role.
If you are a fan of Stranger Things, you'll definitely recognize Finn Wolfhard. The actor shot to fame after starring in the breakout Netflix series.
Another Netflix actor who is known for his rom-com skills is Noah Centineo. Seriously, if casting directors are looking for the Freddie Prinze Jr. (don't you always have to use his full name?) of our generation, the To All the Boys I've Loved Before star is that.
We also think that Black-ish star Marcus Scribner would be a great choice for the film. Not only does he have a large social media presence, like Addison, but he has the acting chops!
Other roles in the film will include a group of mean popular guys and girls that will be "friends" with Addison's character. Will directors decide to give the parts to fellow influencers in the social media scene?
We sure can't wait to find out! And, who knows... maybe the OG stars of the film such a Gabrielle Union, Rachael, or Freddie will make an appearance.