Diablo Cody signs on to pen “Sweet Valley High” movie

 
 

When I was too old cool for Ramona Quimby’s antics, I moved on to the twin hotties from Francine Pascal‘s Sweet Valley High, Elizabeth and Jessica Wakefield. Yes, I did just call two fictional literary characters hot, let’s not make a big deal of this alright? It’s obvious the girls were supposed to be the fairest in all the land because when the books were turned into a TV show, they got Brittany and Cynthia Daniel to play the twins.

Hubba and hubba.

Now, much like all good things from my childhood, Sweet Valley High is being made into a movie. What makes this special news fit for someone way too old cool to pay attention to the Wakefield sisters in this day and age? Diablo Cody will be the one to write and produce the flick.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, “Cody’s formative years were informed by the books, which centered on the lives of two teenage girls, Jessica and Elizabeth Wakefield, who lived in the fictional town of Sweet Valley, Calif. Jessica was the more conniving and materialistic of the sisters, and usually needed help from the more practical Elizabeth when her schemes went awry.”

With Cody’s name attached, I can only assume this will be filled with pop-culture kitsch, an entire new list of verbiage to add to the urban dictionary and, with any luck, some super smokin’ hot twin eye candy. Hmm, maybe Sweet Valley can take place in Australia and Elizabeth and Jessica can be played by Lisa and Jess Origliasso of The Veronicas. Schwing!

I’m having issues thinking of any other hot twin sisters who could play the Wakefields. Before you even think about saying, “What about the Olsen twins?” save your breath because I am not the slightest bit interested.

Is it weird that I’m kind of excited for this to go into production? Perhaps I’m jumping the gun a bit, but I can’t help feeling as though this might just pick up where Popular left off. (Early Tammy Lynn Michaels anyone?) Please tell me I’m not the only one.

 
 

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