Selena Gomez is once again Disney’s golden child. Although now under the banner of Disney-owned Hulu instead of Disney Channel, the actress and pop star has a hit Hulu series on her hands, and she’s reportedly digging deeper into the Hollywood machine, unearthing and reviving old 20th Century IP. According to Deadline, the actress and pop star is currently in final negotiations to produce a reboot of the 1980s hit Working Girl, originally starring Melanie Griffith, Harrison Ford, Sigourney Weaver, and Joan Cusack, about a 30-something secretary who assumes her boss’s identity after the aforementioned boss steals one of her ideas.
The film is poised to premiere on Hulu, Deadline reports, and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend alum Ilana Peña is lined up as screenwriter. Neither Deadline nor Variety could confirm if Gomez would sign on to play the lead in addition to producing, but it seems a distinct possibility, given her actress/producer role in the Hulu show Only Murders in the Building.
Although it’s not the first time a star has attempted to resuscitate Working Girl—Sandra Bullock attempted a series in the 1990s, and as of 2019 a Broadway musical version was in the works—the film reboot seems like a smart move for Gomez, given its critical and commercial success in its day. With six Oscar nominations under its belt, Working Girl remains an ’80s fan-favorite, and Gomez’s star status could give it the layer of gloss it needs in the 21st century. A release date has yet to be announced.
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Lauren Puckett-Pope is an associate editor at ELLE, where she covers news and culture.