Paramount and MGM are teaming for a musical remake of 1983 romantic comedy “Valley Girl” which commercials director Clay Weiner will make his feature directorial debut on says Deadline.
The original followed a Hollywood punk (Nicolas Cage) with no money who sets his sights on winning the affection of a popular and pretty Valley girl (Deborah Foreman) with a loutishly preppy boyfriend (Michael Bowen) .
This musical version has the actors singing 80’s New Wave tunes from bands like The Go Go’s and The Cars. Jenny Lumet (“Rachel Getting Married”) is currently re-writing Amy Talkington’s script.
Weiner reportedly put together a three-minute demo reel, paid for out of his own pocket, which helped him score the gig.