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Fox Orders “Goonies” Reenactment Drama Pilot

The show will focus on students making a shot-for-shot remake of the ‘80s classic

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Sean Astin, Corey Feldman, Jonathan Ke Quan and Jeff Cohen in "The Goonies."
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By Bonnie Stiernberg / February 14, 2020 6:30 am

Fox has reportedly picked up a pilot from The Bold Type creator Sarah Watson about a group of students working on a shot-for-shot remake of beloved ’80s classic The Goonies. 

As Variety notes, “In the untitled project, Stella Cooper returns to her distressed automotive hometown to substitute teach after failing to make it in New York and carrying a heavy secret. She finds inspiration, hope, and ultimately salvation when she agrees to help three students who are pursuing their filmmaking dreams by putting on an impossibly ambitious shot-for-shot remake of one of the student’s favorite movies, The Goonies.”

The show will be written and executive produced by Watson, while Greg Mottola will direct and produce. Richard Donner, who directed and produced The Goonies in 1985 will also serve as an executive producer along with Gail Berman of SideCar and Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank of Amblin Television.

There’s no word yet on who will star in the series or when it’s slated to premiere. The Bold Type is in its fourth season on Freeform.

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