Selena Gomez attends the 28th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at Barker Hangar on February 27, 2022 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Selena Gomez is reportedly teaming up with 20th Century Studios for a reboot of the 1988 romantic-comedy, Working Girl. According to Deadline, Gomez is in talks to produce the new project that is likely to premiere on Hulu (which is also the streamer for her Emmy-nominated show Only Murders in the Building in which she both stars and produces).

With Disney’s Diary of a Future President creator Ilana Peña set to adapt the script, she joins the former Disney star in their new venture. A director has not yet been announced, nor has a cast been set, as it’s not yet been confirmed whether Gomez will star in the reboot in addition to her production duties.

(L-R) Harrison Ford, Melanie Griffith, and Sigourney Weaver: Working Girl, 1988 (20th Century Studios)

The 1988 film follows the determined New York City receptionist Tess McGill (played by Melanie Griffith) who takes charge of the office while her unappreciative boss (portrayed by Sigourney Weaver) is on leave with a broken leg. Secretly adopting her boss’ identity while she is away, McGill takes on a major deal with an investment broker (Harrison Ford) before her boss discovers what she’s been up to.

Garnering box office success and critical acclaim, Working Girl reeled in six Academy Award nominations including Best Picture, Best Actress for Griffith, and Best Supporting Actress nominations for Weaver and Joan Cusack.

Having served as executive producer on a myriad of projects, Gomez has worked behind-the-scenes of the series 13 Reasons Why, the Netflix docuseries Living Undocumented, and both stars in and produces the HBO series Selena + Chef, as well as Hulu’s Only Murders in the Building.

Among other projects, the Rare Beauty founder is set to star in the screen adaptation of In the Shadow of the Mountain, based on the autobiographical story by the legendary Peruvian mountaineer Silvia Vásquez-Lavado. Set for a 2022 release, the Elgin James-directed project will see Gomez play Lavado as she struggles with her past as a victim of childhood assault, finding solace in mountaineering. Gomez will also produce the film through her company July Moon Productions.

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