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New American Pie movie is in the works

Jess Hardiman

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New American Pie movie is in the works

We have good news for fans of the bawdy coming-of-age comedies that defined the late 90s and 00s, as there’s a brand new American Pie movie in the works, according to The Hollywood Reporter

The franchise originally kicked off with Paul Weitz’ 1999 flick American Pie, which follows five male seniors as they navigate their own sexual awakenings. 

The film became a box office hit after grossing more than $235 million (£211m) worldwide, and went on to spawn three sequelsAmerican Pie 2, American Wedding and American Reunion, the latter released 22 years after the first movie. 

The first film was a box office hit. Credit: Universal Pictures.
The first film was a box office hit. Credit: Universal Pictures.

Now there appears to be a fifth instalment on the way, although it’s not clear whether this will be a sequel that follows on from 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. 

While plot details have not yet been revealed, it is believed to be a ‘fresh take’ on the franchise. 

“The multihyphenate 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 outlet said. 

As it's early days, there's also no word on whether or not the project would involve any of the original cast, which includes the likes of 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.

Sujata Day. Credit: ZUMA Press, Inc./Alamy Stock Photo
Sujata Day. Credit: ZUMA Press, Inc./Alamy Stock Photo

Coolidge, who famously played Stifler's mum Jeanine in the franchise, recently revealed that the role not only helped catapult her into stardom... but also into many sexual partners.

Speaking to Variety, the White Lotus star said: "I got a lot of play at being a MILF and I got a lot of sexual action from American Pie.

“There were so many benefits to doing that movie. I mean, there would be like 200 people that I would never have slept with.”

The role proved as iconic as the movie franchise itself, as shown by Coolidge returning to reprise the character in all of its sequels.

However, the star also lamented about being typecast after playing Jeanine Stifler - and Paulette Bonafonté Parcelle in the Legally Blonde films - saying she felt no one in Hollywood wanted her to play serious roles.

Coolidge as Stifler's mum Jeanine. Credit: 	Universal Pictures
Coolidge as Stifler's mum Jeanine. Credit: Universal Pictures

"The saddest thing about life is that you just make decisions about yourself,” she said.

“If I’m not getting great roles, I come to the conclusion that people think I’m incapable of that.

"And then I make the decision that I am incapable of that. You actually have to have a [White Lotus director] Mike White that comes in and says, I think you can do this.”

Featured Image Credit: Universal

Topics: TV and Film

Jess Hardiman
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