Whorehouse remake in the works

What’s missing from movies today? Whores!

That’s what Universal Pictures seem to think, anyway. Which explains why they’ve hired screenwriters Karen McCullah Lutz and Kirsten Smith to scribble an update of 1982 musical The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas .

The original film starred Dolly Parton and Burt Reynolds as a brothel madame and a sheriff. Together, their characters attempt to stop a TV personality from closing down the neighbourhood whorehouse.

Variety report that the new film will retain the musical mould, though Universal won’t reveal if the same songs from the ‘80s film will be given modern updates.

Lutz and Smith are famous for penning female-centric comedies like Legally Blonde and The House Bunny , so they seem like a decent fit.

We bet they change that title before the film’s released, though, to save parents from red-faced embarrassment.

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Josh Winning has worn a lot of hats over the years. Contributing Editor at Total Film, writer for SFX, and senior film writer at the Radio Times. Josh has also penned a novel about mysteries and monsters, is the co-host of a movie podcast, and has a library of pretty phenomenal stories from visiting some of the biggest TV and film sets in the world. He would also like you to know that he "lives for cat videos..." Don't we all, Josh. Don't we all.