Working Girl: Selena Gomez to Produce and Star in Remake of Mike Nichols Oscar-Nominated Comedy

Recycling: Selena Gomez to Revive Mike Nichols 1988 Oscar-Nom Comedy ‘Working Girl’

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The 20th Century Studios is interested in reviving Working Girl, with Selena Gomez.

Gomez is in final negotiations to produce a reboot of Working Girl, the Mike Nichols-directed comedy starring Sigourney Weaver, Melanie Griffith and Harrison Ford.

Ilana Pena, who created the Disney+ series Diary of a Future President, is adapting the screenplay for the film, for a release on Hulu.

A director has not been announced.

Casting has not been set, and it’s unclear if Gomez will star in the Working Girl remake in addition to serving as producer.

The 1988 version follows an ambitious 30-something Staten Island secretary (Melanie Griffith) who takes over office operations while her boss (Sigourney Weaver) is recovering from a broken leg. But when the secretary pitches a winning idea, her boss attempts to take credit.

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Working Girl was a critical and commercial triumph, bringing in more than $100 million at the global box office and landing 6 Oscar nominations, including best picture and best director for Mike Nichols.

Sandra Bullock had tried to recapture the charm of Working Girl in a short-lived NBC series in the 1990s, though it was canceled early due to low ratings.

Gomez, a former Disney Channel star from “Wizards of Waverly Place,” has moved into producing with Hulu’s comedy series Only Murders in the Building. She stars in the show opposite Steve Martin and Martin Short.

Gomez also recently starred and produced the HBO Max reality series Selena + Chef.

Prior to Diary of a Future President, Pena was a staff writer on “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.”