Vulture

Skip to content, or skip to search.

the industry

Parks and Recreation’s Jean-Ralphio to Remake Soapdish

It's been rumored for a while, but Paramount has announced that it's remaking the 1991 comedy Soapdish with frequent Parks and Recreation guest star Ben Schwartz writing the screenplay. (So that's where Jean-Ralphio's been!) The original film starred Sally Field, Kevin Kline, and Robert Downey Jr. and told the scandalous backstage story of a TV soap opera; with many daytime soaps now circling the drain, maybe Schwartz's experience as a regular on the prematurely canceled Undercovers will come in handy. [HR]