A sequel to the hit 80s comedy, Troop Beverly Hills, is officially on the horizon over at Tri-Star.
According to Deadline, Tri-Star is currently in the process of developing a sequel to its hit late 80s comedy, Troop Beverly Hills.
Behind the camera, the sequel will be produced by Academy Award nominee Laurence Mark, whose credits include The Greatest Showman, Dreamgirls, and Julie and Julia.
Tamara Chestna (who recently adapted author Anna Todd’s After for the big screen) has done a rewrite of the screenplay originally penned by Ayesha Carr (Woke, Brooklyn 99). In addition to her work on the script, Chestna will also serve as a producer on the project.
Helming the Troop Beverly Hills sequel will be Israeli filmmaker and AFI Conservatory alum, Oran Zegman. The sequel, in turn, will serve as Zegman’s directorial debut.
Directed by Jeff Kanew, the original Troop Beverly Hills premiered back in 1989. The beloved comedy starred Shelley Long as a rich socialite named Phyllis recently separated from her husband.
In an effort to bond with her daughter amidst the separation, Phyllis signs on to become the leader of her daughter’s Wilderness Girls troop. Roughing it in the woods might not be Phyllis’ cup of tea, but she’s determined to show her daughter Hannah, that she’s got what it takes to teach the girls survival skills of a different sort.
Given that Tri-Star plans to make a sequel to the 1989 family comedy, it’ll be interesting to see how much the new story pulls from the original, or, alternatively, whether any of the original characters pop up as part of the sequel.
Currently, there’s no word on when we can expect the Troop Beverly Hills sequel to premiere.