By LILY TINOCO | Reporter
Palisadian Tyra Banks has recently confirmed that a reboot of the film “Coyote Ugly” is in the works, 20 years after its original release date.
The film, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and Chad Oman, was released in 2000 and went on to become a box office success—grossing over $110 million. The romantic-musical, comedy-drama has since been widely recognized as a cult classic.
In the original film, Banks took on the role of “Zöe,” a bartender in a New York City women-run bar. In the years since, she has been vocal about wanting to create a follow up.
“I’m dying to do ‘Coyote Ugly 2,’” Banks said in a 2018 interview with People Magazine. “I want to produce it, I just need to get the rights from Mr. Jerry Bruckheimer or work with him.”
She confirmed the news of a reboot when she joined America’s original idol Kelly Clarkson on her talk show on Wednesday, October 7.
“I literally was supposed to be on a conference call today about bringing ‘Coyote Ugly’ back … Maria Bello … one of the stars of ‘Coyote Ugly,’ we were supposed to be on a call today,” Banks said. “Yes, we are talking about trying to do ‘Coyote Ugly 2’ or a series.”
Banks recalled her original audition for the film during her interview with Clarkson and dancing to Prince’s “Kiss” for the casting directors.
“Do you still have those dance moves in you? Like are you going to be dancing or showing any moves … ?” Clarkson asked.
Banks said she can still bring out the old moves, but is considering asking her co-star and “Dancing With The Stars” new judge this season, Derek Hough, to give her a hand.
“I’m kind of tempted to ask him to choreograph like 16 counts for me to see if I can do it,” she said. “I want to do something, I feel like I need to do something.”
Prior to joining “DWTS,” Banks co-created “America’s Next Top Model” and formerly hosted “America’s Got Talent.”
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