EXCLUSIVE: Clueless Sequel? Silverstone’s Rep Says No, Heckerling’s Rep Says No Comment
Written by Kyle Buchanan | 28 Apr 2009, 1:30 PM
The seminal 90â€™s comedy Clueless has certainly spawned some spiritual sequels, but itâ€™s never had an actual one â€” though that hasnâ€™t stopped rumormongers and wishful thinkers from gossiping about the possibility from time to time. Lately, though, a weirdly specific Star story has spread like wildfire online, claiming that Alicia Silverstone and writer/director Amy Heckerling were spotted in Tarzana (the valley?!) discussing a new chapter in the life of Cher Horowitz. Movieline got in touch with reps for both parties to find out whatâ€™s up.
â€œI have heard nothing about this whatsoever,â€ said Silverstoneâ€™s publicist, Elizabeth Much. â€œI would certainly be very surprised if this rumor has any truth to it.â€ Much is an old hand at swatting down Clueless 2 talk â€” last time she was contacted, erroneous reports were saying that Silverstone had discussed the sequel on Graham Nortonâ€™s talk show.
Then, we got in touch with a rep for Heckerling, who was more mysterious: â€œOfficially, no comment.â€ Does that mean Star had it right, or might Heckerling be looking to leverage this sequel buzz for a career jolt in the wake of her direct-to-DVD I Could Never Be Your Woman? Developingâ€¦at least, until we hear that a frantic Brittany Murphy is stalking the streets of Tarzana, desperate to escape the Lifetime movie ghetto.
Various sources have been buzzing about a possible Clueless sequel starring Alicia Silverstone, who would reprise her role as Cher Horowitz. According to NZCity, original Clueless director and writer Amy Heckerling has written the screenplay.
Alicia Silverstoneâ€™s Clueless sequel
Alicia Silverstone is in negotiations to star in a ‘Clueless’ sequel, 15 years after the original made her famous.
27 April 2009
Alicia Silverstone is to star in a ‘Clueless’ sequel.
The 32-year-old actress is reportedly in talks with Amy Heckerling, the director and writer of the film â€“ which was based on classic English novelist Jane Austenâ€™s â€˜Emmaâ€™ – that made her famous 15 years ago.
The pair were overheard discussing the new movie while shopping in Tarzana, California, earlier this week.
A source told gossip blogger Perez Hilton: â€œThey were talking about the script theyâ€™re working on and how exciting this is for them. Itâ€™s been a dream of Aliciaâ€™s to bring Cher back to the big screen. Amy is writing it, but Alicia is giving her tons of ideas.â€
Alicia hinted she was working on the sequel â€“ reportedly titled ‘Clueless: High School Reunion’ – in an interview with Irish talk show host Graham Norton last November.
The film is rumoured to be going into production at the end of this month.
Alicia was just 18 years old when she shot to fame as Cher Horowitz, a ditzy rich teenager living in Beverly Hills.