Classic 80s High School Flick ‘Heathers’ To Be Remade Into A TV Series & We’ve Got Casting Ideas

In today’s edition of ’80s movies getting a 21st-century makeover: “Heathers,” the TV show (just two weeks, it was “St. Elmo’s Fire”). According to Variety the dark comedy is being revamped for the small screen by writer Mark Rizzo and “Sex and the City” alum Jenny Bicks.

The original ’88 film starred Winona Ryder as high schooler Veronica, part of a mean-girl clique comprised of girls named Heather. When dreamy newcomer J.D. (Christian Slater) catches Veronica’s eye, she rebels against her “friends,” who one-by-one fall prey to her and J.D.’s deadly plot.

As of yet, no actors are attached to the series, so you know what that means. Hollywood Crush casting time! Here are our picks for the “Heathers” remake.

For Veronica, we envision “Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist” actressKat Dennings (below, second from left). We get the feeling from Kat, that like Winona, she wouldn’t be able to handle too much B.S. from the Heathers before taking matters into her own hands.

The role of Veronica’s murderous other half, J.D., has to go to someone with a pretty boy face and an underlying dark side. We nominate “90210” swindler Josh Henderson for the task. (He may have lost out on the role of Riley in “Eclipse,” but that doesn’t mean he can’t still play a villain!)

For the Heathers…let’s start with Miss Duke, originally played by Shannen Doherty. We think Kat’s “House Bunny” costar Emma Stone (below, second from the left) has the pretty face and lovely auburn locks needed to fill Shannen shoes.

No one’s perfected bitchy better than Leah Pipes (have you seen our “Sorority Row” exclusive clip yet?), so you better believe she’d be a perfect fit for Heather McNamara, originally played by Lisanne Falk (above, second from right). And for the head Heather Miss Duke, “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles” actress Leven Rambin is a dead-ringer for Kim Walker (sans the ’80s perm).

Click on any of the photos above to see the rest of our dream cast in a side-by-side comparison to their original counterparts.

What do you think of our casting suggestions for “Heathers”? Have someone else you’d like to nominate?