Here we are for our last August YA Onscreen. Did this month fly by for you? Cuz it definitely did over here. But September kicks off the autumn-y season and, for me, these are some of the best months of the year (die, summer heat, die!). So let’s take a few minutes to say goodbye to the hottest month by reading some juicy entertainment news.
Reboot news—I know, you’re shocked. This time we’re getting a new Betwitched from producer Kenya Barris where Samantha is a black single mom who marries Darren, a white guy who is a bit of a slacker. I hope they keep the nose wiggle.
Emma Watson looks to be taking over for Emma Stone in Greta Gerwig’s Little Women. Nothing against Watson, but I’m a Stone fan, so this is a bit of a bummer.
Speaking of Little Women, apparently there’s a modern-day version coming out at the end of September with Lea Thompson as the March mom. This preview is entirely too long, so if you don’t want to feel like you’ve seen the entire thing before it comes out, I’d stop at the halfway mark:
The real love story behind TATBILB is the one between Jenny Han and Lana Condor.
A profile on Amandla Stenberg, Hollywood’s go-to YA lead.
Wilson Cruz remembers the shit he had to put up with in the ‘90s.
Even dads love Noah Centineo:
Me, talking to my 70 yo father-in-law...— Taylor Jenkins Reid (@tjenkinsreid) August 27, 2018
Me: There's this new movie on Netflix called To All The Boys--
Father-in-law: IT IS FANTASTIC THAT YOUNG MAN IS A STAR.
The younger versions of the three dads in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again and become IRL BFFs, and the internet finds this adorable:
The Mamma Mia! actors who play Young Harry, Young Sam, and Young Bill have become best friends in real life and it is TOO PURE pic.twitter.com/bFQuGo1lr0— Jarett Wieselman (@JarettSays) August 27, 2018
Matt Smith is heading to the stars once again, sans a little blue box and plus a Death Star or two—AKA he is joining Star Wars: Episode IX! Do you think he’ll be on the side of the Rebels or the Empire? (I’m totally betting Empire.)
That's it for the week! Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!