Mira Sorvino is giving an update on the Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion sequel that is in the works.
In a recent interview, the Oscar winner revealed that Robin Schiff is returning to write the follow-up movie, but her work on a Netflix series is keeping her from finishing the script.
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“She’s currently working on Emily in Paris, so she’s finishing up her draft to present to the studio,” Sorvino told Us magazine in an interview. “Lisa [Kudrow] and I are wrapping up our deals as executive producers on it with the studio. We’re full force ahead.”
Sorvino and Kudrow starred in the 1997 comedy directed by David Mirkin from a screenplay by Schiff based on the 1988 stage play Ladies Room. The film revolves around the titular characters returning to high school to impress their former classmates, making up fake careers by saying they invented Post-its.
Janeane Garofalo, Alan Cumming, Julia Campbell, Vincent Ventresca, Elaine Hendrix, Justin Theroux and Camryn Manheim rounded out the cast.
In terms of what Sorvino wants to tell in the sequel, she said, “I just still want [Romy and Michele] to be as relatable, but also as dumb and lovable as they ever were. Like, I don’t think they’ve learned that much in the time in between, but they still have that unstoppable spirit and that friendship and that idiocy that makes everybody kind of love them. And so, that essential nature of them and the heart that’s at the center of that, that heart has to stay there.”
The film was moderately successful at the box office but over the years gained a cult following. In 2005, a prequel was produced by ABC Family titled Romy and Michele: In the Beginning. Katherine Heigl starred as Romy and Alexandra Breckenridge was Michele. The television film was written and directed by Schiff.
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