Sex and the City star's cult rom-com is getting a remake

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Girls Just Want to Have Fun, the cult rom-com starring Sex and the City’s Sarah Jessica Parker, will be getting a remake.

As per The Hollywood Reporter, the 1985 film will be getting an update from Charlie’s Angels and Cocaine Bear director Elizabeth Banks, with Marja-Lewis Ryan (The L Word) and Allie Romano (The Upshaws) co-writing the script.

The original film saw Parker play Janey Glenn, a one-time army brat who settles in Chicago and follows her passion for dance. The film also starred Lee Montgomery (Ben), Helen Hunt (Mad About You), Morgan Woodward (Star Trek) and Jonathan Silverman (Good Girls).

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Related: And Just Like That season 2 teases famous face for surprise cameo

Parker is most famous for her role as Carrie Bradshaw on Sex and the City and its sequel series And Just Like That, which is entering its second season.

On-set photos from the upcoming season have hinted that Carrie could reunite with former lover Aidan Shaw, with John Corbett making his long-awaited return as the character.

Lead writer Julie Rottenberg previously explained why Corbett didn’t reprise his role in the first season, saying: “That was one of these stories that came out, and HBO never confirmed it.

“I think their policy was they couldn't keep confirming or denying every random theory that was thrown out. But no, that was never in the plan. We love John, and we love Aidan. It just wasn't in the script,” she added.

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Related: Sex and the City star Kim Cattrall joins Netflix drama series

The revival series notably doesn’t feature Kim Cattrall as Samantha Jones, but creator Darren Star confirmed that he wanted the actress to appear in his other show, Emily in Paris.

“For me, it's never about stunt casting per se,” he said. “It's about finding the right role for the right person. And I would love to work with Kim and it's just about finding a role that's worthy of Kim. If it works out for this, it'll be fun. So let's see what happens.”

And Just Like That, the sequel to Sex and the City, airs on HBO Max in the US and Sky Atlantic and NOW in the UK.

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