Melanie Griffith’s ’80s Film ‘Working Girl’ Is Getting A Remake


Actress and singer Selena Gomez is reportedly working on a remake of the 1988 film Working Girl. The comedy classic starred Melanie Griffith, Harrison Ford, Sigourney Weaver, Alec Baldwin, and Joan Cusack.

Selena is in talks to produce the series that will air on Hulu. In the original movie, Tess McGill, played by Melanie, was a secretary who wanted to get back at her boss. While the boss was away from the office recovering from a broken leg, Tess pretended to be her and of course, hilarity ensued.

A remake of ‘Working Girl’ is in the works
WORKING GIRL, from left: Alec Baldwin, Melanie Griffith, 1988, TM & Copyright © 20th Century Fox Film Corp./courtesy Everett Collection

Back in 2018, Melanie celebrated the film’s 30th anniversary. She wrote, “30 years ago today Working Girl opened in theaters world wide. I am so grateful to have played Tess McGill and to have helped empower women all of these years.”
WORKING GIRL, 1988, TM & Copyright © 20th Century Fox Film Corp./courtesy Everett Collection

She continued, “I am so grateful and proud to have been a part of this marvelous cast and especially grateful to our director Mike Nichols. So happy it stands the test of time. So … here’s to all of the working people who dare to dream big and who have the courage to believe in themselves against all odds!! Go for it!! ♥️”
WORKING GIRL, Sigourney Weaver, Harrison Ford, Melanie Griffith, 1988, TM and Copyright ©20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved./Courtesy Everett Collection.

The film received five Oscar nominations with Melanie receiving a nomination for Best Actress. As of now, a director has not been attached to the remake and no casting decisions have been announced. Stay tuned!

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