With Selena Gomez’s assistance, 20th Century Studios hopes to bring “Working Girl” back to life. Gomez is currently in final talks to create a new version of the comedy Working Girl, 

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Harrison Ford. Selena Gomez will produce the revival, but it’s unclear if she’ll also feature in it or if her involvement will be purely administrative. 

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The original script by Kevin Wade will be modified for the reboot by Ilana Pena. Prior to creating Diary of a Future President for Disney+, Pena worked as a writer for the CW comedy Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. 

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Little is known about the upcoming Working Girl reboot, including how much of the movie’s original story would be carried through.  

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The movie will be the next in a long line of recent reboots or spinoffs of 20th Century characters, including Josh Peck’s new Disney+ Turner & Hooch series, Home Sweet Home Alone in 2021, and Cheaper by the Dozen in 2022 

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The original movie, which has a decidedly New York vibe, centres on a Staten Island secretary (Melanie Griffith), who assumes the persona of her employer (Sigourney Weaver) after breaking her leg 

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She tries to forward the merger arrangements with the aid of her buddy (Joan Cusack), by pretending to be her boss to a colleague (Harrison Ford) from another company. 

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The movie received overwhelmingly positive reviews and earned over $100 million at the box office. A record-breaking six Academy Awards and Golden Globes were nominated for it. 

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The movie took home four Golden Globes, including Best Musical/Comedy Picture, best actress honours for Griffith and Weaver, and an Oscar for the classic song “Let the River Run” by Carly Simon.

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