Thursday, December 8, 2022

The return of Tracy Flick

A sequel to the fantastic 1999 film Election is underway, and while this kind of news would usually not get my hopes up, this one sounds promising. Pretty much everyone involved in the original is on board: the novelist (Tom Perrotta), the director (Alexander Payne), the screenwriters (Payne and Jim Taylor) and of course, Tracy Flick herself (Reese Witherspoon). The only question remaining is whether or not Matthew Broderick will reprise his role of Mr. McAllister, the high school teacher who tangled with the overachieving and hyper-ambitious Tracy and lost.
Titled Tracy Flick Can't Win, the sequel (like the first, based on a Perrotta novel) "finds the eponymous Tracy in adulthood and still struggling to fight her way to the top". The only thing I'm wondering about is that it doesn't sound as if it will go into theaters - the Deadline article says it's being made for Paramount+. If they do put it on the big screen, I will be there. If not, looks like I'm going to have to re-up with Paramount+ for at least a month, and even though that would be cheaper, I'd love to see this in a theater with an audience.

Pick Flick!

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