The ’90s are back baby! He’s All That, a gender-swapped rendition of the 90’s cult classic She’s All That, finds home at Netflix. Addison Rae, who is set to star in the film, is ready to take on the silver screen.
A Blast From the Past
He’s All That will follow its ’90s counterpart and tell a tale as old as time of turning a zero into a hero. The contemporary story will follow an influencer who accepts a challenge to turn the school’s biggest loser into prom king. Rae is set to play Padgett Sawyer, an influencer ready to take on that challenge. Rachael Leigh Cook, who played Laney Boggs in the original She’s All That movie, will make her return—but this time she’s playing Rae’s wise and caring mother. “I’m thrilled to be reunited with so many familiar faces!,” Cook said, “This version has a great new spin that I think people will really enjoy.”
Mark Waters, the man behind Mean Girls and Freaky Friday, directed the film. Writer R. Lee Fleming Jr. and producer Jennifer Gibgot—who worked on 1999’s She’s All That—will return to bring the magic back to the new installment.
Miramax CEO, Bill Block, told Variety the reboot comes as a “step towards a new generation of Miramax storytelling, part of our greater strategy to leverage our existing library with fresh, re-imagined content in both film and TV.”
Rae shared the news in September while thanking her fans for being there every step of the way. “I’m so grateful for the opportunities that have been presented to me and none of it would have ever happened without every single one of you,” she said, “I can’t wait to work with this amazing team and everyone involved in making the film.” While growing up, Addison said that She’s All That was one of her favorite movies.
Who Else Will Be in the Movie?
In December, Kourtney Kardashian joined the cast of the teen rom-com. In a brief Instagram post, she announced her involvement with the movie. The reality star, who will play Jessica Miles Torres, has kept herself busy “studying” her lines.
Kobra Kai’s Tanner Buchanan joins the cast as Cameron Kweller, who will star alongside Rae and bring on the challenge to become prom king. Following him are Madison Pettis, Peyton Meyer, Isabella Crovetti, Annie Jacob, and Myra Molloy.
She’s All That alum Matthew Lillard will also return to the remake, hopefully bringing more Real World shenanigans.
Does “He’s All That” Have a Premiere Date?
As of right now, no release date has been set for He’s All That.
Netflix teased everyone with its release via Twitter. “What is this, some sort of dork outreach program?” they wrote. They also announced the return of fan-favorites from the original 1999 rom-com, giving older fans nostalgia and introducing new fans to 90’s icons.
What Else is Addison Up To?
Apart from being the most followed user on Tiktok (with 78 million followers), Rae is ready to make a name for herself in the spotlight. She has previously been involved in the animated film, Spy Cat, where she voiced Marnie—a special agent ready to fight crime and go on “pawsome” adventures.
When she’s not posting the latest dance trend on her TikTok, she’s in the recording booth making new music. Rae joins a long list of TikTokers turned musicians, and her new music does not disappoint! She released her debut single, “Obsessed,” recently. The song, which she describes as more than just being obsessed with yourself, is very personal to the 20-year-old star. She revealed to Vogue, “it’s more I can love myself as much as you love me, and that’s important. There are days where I struggle, and it’s definitely a work in progress to accept who I am and give myself the love I deserve. But that message was so strong, and I wanted to communicate it [in the lyrics].”
On The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, she dissected some lyrics that stood out to her from her single. “If I lost you, I still have me, I can’t lose.” Fun fact—Rae admits she wrote that lyric herself! “I feel like that kind of defines you if you are looking for love, especially with someone else,” She describes them, “you have to find that first or else you don’t know what you’re looking for.
Her love for writing and performing music has been something she wanted to do since she was a little girl. “From the beginning, I wanted to make sure that I was writing my own music,” she says. “I remember jotting down lyrics when I was little and trying to figure out how to make them a song, [now] I’m learning every detail and from amazing songwriters.”
Despite her music career rising, Rae isn’t going to leave her internet roots on Tiktok. She often posts dances and other miscellaneous content on her account as well as on her other social media platforms.
You can catch Addison Rae starring on He’s All That coming soon to Netflix.