The 90s cult classic starring Christina Applegate is finally getting a big-screen remake and here is everything we know so far.
Lately, we have been seeing a lot of remakes and now looks like the 90s cult classic Don't Tell Mom The Babysitter's Dead has also joined the club, reports Deadline. The movie starred Christina Applegate as Sue Ellen Crandell, a seventeen-year-old who becomes the head of the house after the babysitter hired by her mother suddenly drops dead. Now. in a more recent update, Treehouse Pictures is all set to develop a remake with director Billie Woodruff.
The new version is said to be a modern-day retelling of the story and it has been described as 'diverse'. It is going to center around a black family but, apart from that, we don't know any details about the movie. The script of the movie is being written by Chuck Hayward, who previously wrote for Netflix's Step Sisters and has also served as a producer in Mixed-Ish. The reboot will be produced by Justin Nappi, Juliet Berman, and Oren Segal. Michael Phillips, Juliana Maio, and Tova Laiter are serving as the executive producers.
The 1991 movie was directed by Stephen Herek and starred Christina Applegate, Joanna Cassidy, and Josh Charles. As mentioned earlier, the movie was about Sue Ellen Crandell who is forced to take care of her four siblings when her mom leaves town and the wicked baby sitter suddenly drops dead. Even though the movie wasn't a huge hit, it gained a cult following among the audience over the years.
Producer Nappi said, "Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead is an iconic cult classic. We look forward to bringing audiences a new interpretation that is as funny and outrageous as the original but also smart and connected to the world today.”
Presently, Woodruff is directing Nat Geo’s Genius: Aretha. Previously, he has directed episodes of Star, Claws, and Black Lightning. Other than that, he has also directed movies like Beauty Shop, The Perfect Match, and Honey. Michael Phillips, who served as an executive producer to the original movie, released a statement, saying, "I'm amazed at how many people can quote dialogue from the original film, and I think this team has a fresh and modern approach to the story that will resonate in a brand-new way."
We don't know anything about the casting yet and neither is there any indication about when the production of the movie will start. If Woodruff starts the shooting this fall, then we can expect the movie to be released sometime around 2021.
The official synopsis of the 1991 movie reads, "Sue Ellen Crandell (Christina Applegate) is a teenager eagerly awaiting her mother's (Concetta Tomei) summer-long absence. While the babysitter (Eda Reiss Merin) looks after her rambunctious younger siblings, Sue Ellen can party and have fun. But then the babysitter abruptly dies, leaving the Crandells short on cash. Sue Ellen finds a sweet job in fashion by lying about her age and experience on her résumé. But, while her siblings run wild, she discovers the downside of adulthood."
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