Selena Gomez Is the New Mel Gibson

Remember that movie What Women Want, starring Mel Gibson? New Line Films is hoping you don't remember it. Or maybe they're hoping you do. Either way, they're remaking it, starring Wizards of Waverly Place's Selena Gomez.

The original 2000 film is about a misogynistic ad exec, played by Gibson, who is able to hear women's thoughts after he accidentally electrocutes himself in the bathtub. (Hey, it's better than that Chinese fortune cookie thing from Freaky Friday). Through his new gift-slash-curse, Gibson learns to appreciate women as people, is able to reconcile with his estranged daughter, and wins the heart of co-worker Helen Hunt. (At some point, he also tries on pantyhose and waxes his legs.) The film is notable in that it was directed by Nancy Meyers, one of Hollywood's few successful female directors, who followed that film with Something's Gotta Give, The Holiday and the upcoming It's Complicated.

In the remake, titled What Boys Want, tween star Gomez will reportedly play a gender-flipped version of the Gibson role: she's a high school girl who can suddenly hear what boys think. (Do teen girls really want to know what boys think? Maybe their mothers do...) Like What Women Want, this one has lots of women behind it: the movie will be produced by Selena's mom, Mandy Teefey, and is being written by Step Up: 3D writers Amy Andelson and Emily Meyer.

No word yet on whose thoughts Gomez will be reading, but she's reportedly most interested in Shia Labeouf, Emile Hirsch and Ryan Gosling.

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