Paramount and MGM have joined forces to mount a musical remake of the 1983 comedy Valley Girl, according to Deadline.com. The film, which has been in the works since 2009, will feature direction by Clay Weiner, a screenplay by Jenny Lumet and new wave musical numbers inspired by '80s bands like The Go Go’s and The Cars. No casting has been announced.
Directed by Martha Coolidge, Valley Girl starred Nicolas Cage as a Hollywood punk who embarks on a romance with Julia (Deborah Foreman), a sweet-natured, if shallow, Valley Girl. After breaking up with her jerk boyfriend Tommy, she meets the sensitive and adventurous Randy (Cage), who is immediately smitten with Julie, and she with him. Julie's friends, however, do not approve of him purely because he is from "Holly-weird.” Julie must decide which is more important: her heart and the boy she loves, or the approval of her friends.
Weiner is a well-known commercial director (he helmed the Super Bowl spot for Time Warner Cable with Ricky Gervais and Mary Louise Parker) who wowed the studio with a three-minute demo reel featuring choreographed dance routines set to '80s songs. His sole film credit is Nicklelodeon’s Fred: The Movie.