If you spent your middle-school summers poring over the trials and tribulations of Elizabeth and Jessica Wakefield, you’ll be as overjoyed as we are to hear the Sweet Valley High book series is finally coming to the big screen, with some phenomenal female writers attached. Kirsten “Kiwi” Smith, who co-wrote Legally Blonde and 10 Things I Hate About You, and Harper Dill, a writer on the new Fox show The Mick, have been tasked with taking the all-American twins from the dusty bookshelves of our youth to the (well, sort of dusty) big screens of modern cinemas.
While we assume some major changes will be made—we’re not sure the 2017 media will turn its thumbs up to a story centering on privileged, blonde, beautiful, size 6 twins unless there are some serious winks involved—we’re hoping the script stays true to some of the series’ more absurd plot points, including one involving an evil triplet. We—along with most of our cohorts born in the ’80s and ’90s, we’re assuming—will definitely turn out to see what they do with the first soapy series to which we ever became addicted, for nostalgia’s sake alone. Plus, the twins from the SVH TV show, which ran from 1994 to 1998, could technically be recast as Elizabeth and Jessica Wakefield given the 40-year-old actresses look exactly the same as they did 20 years ago. Check them out here and stay tuned for more details on the upcoming film as they emerge!