For more than two decades, American Pie has been one of the more successful teen and young adult franchises, from theatrical to direct to video. Now, the franchise is making a comeback to theaters after a ten-year break.
The Hollywood Reporter broke the story that filmmaker Sujata Day is set to develop and write a new installment of the long-running sex comedy franchise for Universal 1440 Entertainment, a production arm of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group. The plot is currently unknown, but the story is based on an original pitch from her and it’s a fresh take.
Day’s career started in front of the camera and is best known onscreen for her recurring role as We Got Y’all staffer Sarah on HBO’s Insecure. She had a feature directorial debut, Definition Please, in which she starred as a former spelling bee champion reconnecting with her estranged family,
The film won the grand jury award for best narrative feature at San Francisco CAAM Fest, best feature at the Indian Film Festival of Cincinnati, outstanding directorial debut at the South Asian Film Festival of America, and a special jury award for Fresh Narrative Voice at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, as well as best narrative feature at the Next Generation Indie Film Awards. It was acquired by Ava DuVernay’s production company Array and is now available to stream on Netflix.
We have no word if the new installment will have the original cast from the theatrical films returning, or if it will be a reboot. Thirsty will have an update when more information is available.
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