That goofy, 1980s-riffic story about romance on the wrong side of the tracks, Valley Girl, is being remade into a musical feature film. Deadline is reporting that commercial director Clay Weiner will be shooting the story that follows a punk-esque guy and a bubbly Valley girl (with a jerky boyfriend) as they try to navigate their mismatched love connection. “In the musical, the actors will sing ’80s New Wave tunes from bands like The Go Go’s and The Cars.” The original soundtrack featured everyone from The Clash to Modern English. Singers Josie Cotton (“Johnny Are You Queer”) and Peter Case from The Plimsouls also made cameos in the movie. Nicolas Cage played the rowdy bad boy that wooed popular girl Julie (Deborah Foreman).
The film marks the first role Cage played using his stage name and not Coppola. MGM wanted to deliver this one sooner, but their financial troubles have prevented any progress. Weiner’s demo reel apparently “demonstrated the spirit, design, costuming and camera work” that got the studio excited to move forward. Is it too early to start casting the couple? Share your picks below, and watch the trailer for the 1983 film after the jump.