And so 2017 kicks off with an early remake story, this time concerning the 1983 musical, Valley Girl. The original featured Nicolas Cage and Deborah Foreman, neither of whom are near the new version it seems. Instead, Poldark star Josh Whitehouse has nabbed the lead this time around, playing the punk rock musician who falls for a girl who’s not so punk-rocky.
Jessica Rothe is his co-star in the new film, that Amy Lee Talkington and Marti Noxon have penned the screenplay for. Behind the camera this time is Rachel Lee Goldenberg, and the plan is for filming to begin in the first half of the year. Expect, we’d imagine, a release date sometime in 2018. Nicolas Cage will have knocked out half a dozen new movies by then, we’d wager.