Cue up “My Sharona”: Lelaina Pierce is returning to the display screen. A “Actuality Bites” sequence is in growth at Peacock from the scribe of the unique 1994 pic, Helen Childress.
Described as a “re-framing” of the hit coming-of-age Gen X movie, the sequence “is centered on the pushed, idealistic Lelaina … and her three finest associates as they go away school and check out ‘adulting’ within the Nineteen Nineties; because the world round them is getting ready to a seismic shift, they battle to carry onto who they’re, and to one another,” per Deadline.
Within the authentic “Actuality Bites,” Lelaina, performed by Winona Ryder, is a current school grad and an aspiring documentary filmmaker. Ethan Hawke, Janeane Garofalo, Steve Zahn, and Ben Stiller spherical out the forged, with Stiller additionally taking over directing duties.
Childress’ small display screen credit embrace “Good Women” and “The Spanish Princess.”