It’s been 20 years since Now and Then opened in theaters and captured the hearts of angsty adolescents with its coming-of-age charm, a killer soundtrack, and a star-studded cast that included Christina Ricci, Gaby Hoffman, Demi Moore, and Rosie O’Donnell. But is the slumber-party staple ready for a remake? Vulture recently caught up with the film’s director, Lesli Linka Glatter, who’s had conversations about bringing Now and Then back to the big screen (especially since a planned ABC Family version for TV never came to fruition).
“I’m very friendly with the woman who wrote it, Marlene King, so yes, that has come up,” Glatter told Vulture this past week at the DGA awards. “It seems to be [with] this film especially, young women have come of age on it and I love that; that was one of the reasons we made it, there hadn’t been anything done about young girls growing up.” Glatter was nominated at the DGAs for an episode of Homeland, and she said that her series star ensures that thoughts of Now and Then are always close at hand. “What’s sort of fun is Gaby Hoffman is Claire Danes’s best friend,” Glatter added. “So I’ve been reunited with Gaby, who’s so amazing in Transparent, as an adult. She’s incredible.”