Alicia Silverstone Joins Paramount Players High School Comedy ‘Senior Year’ | Film News


Over 25 years after her star-making role in Clueless, Alicia Silverstone is returning to high school.


On screen, that is. She’s joined the cast of Senior Year, a high school comedy in development at Paramount Players that will star Rebel Wilson, Justin Hartley, Angourie Rice, Zoë Chao, and Mary Holland.


Alex Hardcastle will direct from a script penned by Brandon Scott Jones, based on a spec from Andrew Knauer and Arthur Pielli. The story follows a cheerleader who wakes up after a 20-year coma and returns to high school to try to regain her status and claim the prom queen crown that eluded her.


With that set-up, obviously the addition of Silverstone is a fun casting nod to Clueless. The film will likely have other references to high school classics since the protagonist’s pop culture knowledge is at least 20 years old.


After starring in Clueless in 1995, Silverstone got a bit unlucky by starring in a number of poor films, including Batman & Robin, which was so poorly received that it killed any movie star push intended for her and co-star Chris O’Donnell.


Already established stars like George Clooney, Uma Thurman and Arnold Schwarzenegger were able to escape without too much career damage.


In recent years she’s starred in films such as The Killing Of A Sacred Deer and The Lodge. She has a main role on Netflix’s series reboot of The Baby-Sitters Club and is also set to voice Queen Marlena in Netflix and Kevin Smith‘s animated series Masters Of The Universe: Revelation.



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