- Published on Wednesday, July 25 2012
- Written by Sarah Osman
For many girls growing up in the '90s, such as myself, Now and Then was our movie. In case you haven’t seen it, Now and Then is similar to the coming-of-age film, Stand By Me, except that it features four close girlfriends spending a summer together in Indiana in 1970. Starring Christina Ricci, Thora Birch, Gaby Hoffman, and Ashleigh Aston Moore as the girls, and Rosie O’Donnell, Melanie Griffith, Demi Moore, and Rita Wilson as their adult counterparts, Now and Then truly embodies the power of female friendship and girl power!
That surge of girl power may be making a reappearance. Marlene King, the writer behind ABC Family’s hit series “Pretty Little Liars”, also happens to be the original scribe behind Now and Then -- and she’s planning to reboot her hit film for TV! King is currently working on a television pilot that would center around the characters of Now and Then. The pilot is still in the earliest stages of development and likely will not even be filmed until 2013.
Considering the success of “Pretty Little Liars” and of the Now and Then film, there is no doubt that a television show of the film would be an instant hit. King truly knows how to write compelling female leads, and I am sure that we can all agree that having more of them represented on TV would be truly empowering!
- Sarah Osman, YH Staff