A feature film that performed poorly at the box office but has gained a cult following in the years since its initial release is the focus of a new TV series project that’s in development at NBCUniversal-owned E! Entertainment.
The project is a reboot of “Jawbreaker,” a 1999 black comedy in the “Heathers”-“Mean Girls” vein that starred Rose McGowan, Rebecca Gayheart, Julie Benz and Judy Greer.
The new version comes from Darren Stein, who wrote and directed the original movie.
“The E! take is described a wild reimagining of the teen cult classic set in the fame-obsessed world of Beverly Hills,” The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports. “The adaptation follows a new clique whose world is rocked by an accidental murder at a bachelorette party. The incident sets in motion an audacious, juicy soap in which the women will go to great lengths to keep their secret hidden.”
Sony Pictures TV is producing, with Stein writing the script.