(PRNewswire) Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures is putting into development a musical remake of MGM’s classic 1983 comedy VALLEY GIRL as a feature film based on an idea by Idealogy, Inc.’s Sean Bailey and Matt Smith. The announcement was made today by Mary Parent, Chairman, Worldwide Motion Picture Group.
Utilizing the classic Romeo and Juliet story of the original VALLEY GIRL, the update will be a musical set to a re-imagination of classic ’80’s songs.
Bailey, who most recently produced Gone Baby Gone for Miramax Films, will produce VALLEY GIRL through Idealogy, Inc. Bailey currently has several projects at various stages of development and production at Buena Vista Pictures including Tr2n and Liberty. Smith, a production executive at Idealogy, Inc. will serve as Executive Producer on the project. Becky Sloviter, Vice President, Production will oversee the project for MGM.
“I’m thrilled to be in business with the new MGM with the ambition of returning to the great MGM musical legacy,” said Bailey. “Matt came up with a dynamic and inventive approach to this title, and we look forward to re- visiting the fun and music of the 80s on-screen.”
Known for his popular television series “Project Greenlight,” which aired on HBO and Bravo (2002-2005), Bailey is currently developing “The Unlimited,” a pilot for ABC Studios. Bailey is also producing Sabbatical and Hexum for Buena Vista. His past credits include Matchstick Men and Best Laid Plans.