A female-directed 'fresh take' on American Pie is in the works

American Pie
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A new American Pie film is in the works from actor and filmmaker Sujata Day.

Plot details are being kept under wraps, but Day will direct and write the movie from her own original screenplay – which is being described as a 'fresh take' on the sexy comedy franchise (via The Hollywood Reporter (opens in new tab)).

American Pie, directed by Paul Weitz, hit theaters in 1999 and took home more than $235 million at the global box office. Jason Biggs, Chris Klein, Seann William Scott, and Eddie Kaye Thomas starred as five high school best friends who make a pact to lose their virginities before graduation. The cast also includes Alyson Hannigan, Tara Reid, Natasha Lyonne, Mena Suvari, Shannon Elizabeth, Christina Millian, and Eugene Levy. The film's success would lead to three sequels and a spinoff franchise, the latter of which has five direct-to-DVD releases thus far.

Reid, who starred in the franchise's flagship film, American Pie 2, and American Reunion, told Entertainment Tonight in 2021 (opens in new tab) that she read the script for American Pie 5, calling it "amazing."

Day starred as CeeCee in Issa Rae's The Misadventures of an Awkward Black Girl before going on to join HBO's Insecure. She wrote, directed, and starred in Definition Please, which premiered at the 2020 Bentonville Film Festival and the Asian American International Film Festival before becoming available to stream on Netflix in 2022.

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Lauren Milici
Senior Writer, Tv & Film

Lauren Milici is a Senior Entertainment Writer for GamesRadar+ currently based in the Midwest. She previously reported on breaking news for The Independent's Indy100 and created TV and film listicles for Ranker. Her work has been published in Fandom, Nerdist, Paste Magazine, Vulture, PopSugar, Fangoria, and more. Her first collection of poetry, "FINAL GIRL," sold out of print. Her second collection, "Sad Sexy Catholic," is forthcoming in 2023.