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Alicia Silverstone returns to high school in the new comedy movie Senior Year for Paramount

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Alicia Silverstone returns to high school 25 years after Clueless in the new comedy movie Senior Year for Paramount Players

Alicia Silverstone is looking to go back to school, boarding the new comedy project Senior Year for Paramount Players. 

The 44-year-old actress has joined the growing cast alongside Rebel Wilson, Justin Hartley, Angourie Rice, Sam Richardson, Zoe Chao, Mary Holland and Chris Parnell, according to Deadline.

The project comes just over 25 years after Silverstone’s breakthrough role as the privileged Cher in the 1995 comedy classic Clueless. 

Paramount Players is a division of Paramount Pictures which focuses on ‘contemporary properties’ that are sometimes based on properties owned by Paramount’s parent company Viacom, such as Dora and the Lost City of Gold.

New project: Alicia Silverstone is looking to go back to school, boarding the new comedy project Senior Year for Paramount Players

New project: Alicia Silverstone is looking to go back to school, boarding the new comedy project Senior Year for Paramount Players

Players: Paramount Players is a division of Paramount Pictures which focuses on 'contemporary properties' that are sometimes based on properties owned by Paramount's parent company Viacom, such as Dora and the Lost City of Gold

Players: Paramount Players is a division of Paramount Pictures which focuses on ‘contemporary properties’ that are sometimes based on properties owned by Paramount’s parent company Viacom, such as Dora and the Lost City of Gold

The story follows a cheerleader who wakes up from a 20-year coma and returns to her old high school, determined to win the prom queen title that always eluded her.

Alex Hardcastle will make his feature directorial debut, after two decades of directing TV episodes for shows such as Parks and Recreation, The Middle, Super Fun Night, Suburgatory, The Mindy Project, You’re The Worst and Grace and Frankie.

Hardcastle will work from a script by Brandon Scott Jones, a comedic actor making his feature film writing debut.

Story: The story follows a cheerleader who wakes up from a 20-year coma and returns to her old high school, determined to win the prom queen title that always eluded her

Story: The story follows a cheerleader who wakes up from a 20-year coma and returns to her old high school, determined to win the prom queen title that always eluded her

Both Hardcastle and Jones will be reuniting with Wilson, with Hardcastle directing episodes of her series Super Fun Night and Jones starring alongside her in the 2019 film Isn’t It Romantic.

Jones is writing the script based on another spec script by Andrew Knauer and Arthur Pielli. 

Todd Garner, Tim Bourne, Wilson and Chris Bender will serve as producers, with Jeremy Stein and Jake Wagner executive producing.

Producers: Todd Garner, Tim Bourne, Wilson and Chris Bender will serve as producers, with Jeremy Stein and Jake Wagner executive producing

Producers: Todd Garner, Tim Bourne, Wilson and Chris Bender will serve as producers, with Jeremy Stein and Jake Wagner executive producing

Silverstone broke out with Clueless, after starring in a number of popular Aerosmith music videos in the early 1990s.

The teen comedy, which followed her character Cher Horowitz and her wealthy, privileged friends, remains a beloved classic to this day.

While there is likely no direct connection to Clueless with this project, it may likely draw Clueless fans to the project as Silverstone returns to the high school genre. 

Breakout: Silverstone broke out with Clueless, after starring in a number of popular Aerosmith music videos in the early 1990s

Breakout: Silverstone broke out with Clueless, after starring in a number of popular Aerosmith music videos in the early 1990s

Silverstone most recently starred in Netflix’s The Baby-Sitters Club, playing Elizabeth Thomas-Brewer.

She also played Audrey in the 2020 movie Sister Of the Groom, alongside Tom Everett Scott.

The actress also voices Queen Marlena in the upcoming Netflix series Masters of the Universe: Revelation, with movies SHTF with Stephen Moyer and The Requin with James Tupper in post-production. 

Coming soon: The actress also voices Queen Marlena in the upcoming Netflix series Masters of the Universe: Revelation, with movies SHTF with Stephen Moyer and The Requin with James Tupper in post-production

Coming soon: The actress also voices Queen Marlena in the upcoming Netflix series Masters of the Universe: Revelation, with movies SHTF with Stephen Moyer and The Requin with James Tupper in post-production

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