Selena Gomez
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Pop star, actress, beauty mogul, TikTok Queen, the list goes on. Now, Selena Gomez is looking to add another credit to her growing resumé with the rumoured reboot of a 1980s classic. According to DeadlineGomez is in final negotiations with 20th Century to serve as a producer on Working Girl while Ilana Pena is adapting the script. Sources for the publication say it will likely be released on streaming platform Hulu.

For the uninitiated, Working Girl was released in 1988 and starred Melanie Griffith, Harrison Ford, Sigourney Weaver and Joan Cusack. The beloved comedy, directed by Mike Nichols, follows a secretary (played by Griffith) who pretends to be her boss while they are off work with a broken leg. It was critically-acclaimed and earned several Oscar nominations across Best Picture, Best Actress for Griffith’s role and Best Supporting Actor nominations for Weaver and Cusack.

It is not known if Gomez will also play a starring role in the forthcoming film and a director has yet to be announced, so it is certainly early days. The Rare Beauty founder is currently appearing in the Hulu comedy series Only Murders in the Building. In a 2021 interview, the “Wolves” singer teased retiring from music to “give myself a real shot at acting”.

“I’ve had moments where I’ve been like, ‘What’s the point? Why do I keep doing this?’ ‘Lose You to Love Me’ I felt was the best song I’ve ever released, and for some people it still wasn’t enough,” she said “I think there are a lot of people who enjoy my music, and for that I’m so thankful, for that I keep going, but I think the next time I do an album it’ll be different. I want to give it one last try before I maybe retire music.”

Stay tuned for further developments