A new American Pie movie is in the works
We’ve got good news for fans of the coming-of-age comedies that defined the late 90s and 00s, because there’s a whole new American pie movie in the works, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The franchise began with the 1999 film by Paul Weitz American piewhich follows five older men as they navigate their own sexual awakenings.
The film became a box office hit after grossing over $235m (£211m) worldwide, and went on to spawn three sequels – American Pie 2, American Wedding and American meetingthe latter was released 22 years after the first film.
Now, there appears to be a fifth installment on the way, though it’s unclear whether it will be a sequel to the others or an original addition to the franchise.
The Hollywood Reporter claims the new film will be written by Insecure actor and definition please filmmaker Sujata Day, based on an “original pitch” of hers.
Although plot details have yet to be revealed, it is believed to be a “new take on” the franchise.
“Hyphen is set to develop and write a new installment in the long-running sex comedy franchise for Universal 1440 Entertainment, a production arm of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group,” the outlet said.
As it’s the start, it’s also unclear whether or not the project would involve any of the original cast, which includes Jason Biggs, Alyson Hannigan, Chris Klein, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Tara Reid, Seann William Scott, Mena Suvari , Eddie Kaye Thomas, John Cho and Jennifer Coolidge, Eugene Levy.
Coolidge, who played Stifler’s famous mother Jeanine in the franchise, recently revealed that the role not only helped propel her to stardom… but also to many sexual partners.
Talk to Varietythe white lotus star said: “I had a lot of fun being a MILF and got a lot of sex action from American pie.
“There were so many advantages to doing this movie. I mean, there would be like 200 people I would never have slept with.
The role has proven to be as iconic as the film franchise itself, as shown by Coolidge’s return to reprise the character in all of its sequels.
However, the star also lamented being typecast after playing Jeanine Stifler – and Paulette Bonafonté Parcel in the Revenge of a Blonde movies – saying she felt no one in Hollywood wanted her to play serious roles.
“The saddest thing in life is that all you do is make decisions about yourself,” she said.
“If I don’t get big roles, I come to the conclusion that people think I can’t do it.
“And then I make the decision that I’m incapable of that. You actually have to have a [White Lotus director] Mike White coming up and saying, I think you can do it.