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''Josie and the Pussycats''

”Josie and the Pussycats” — ”She’s All That”’s Rachel Leigh Cook, Rosario Dawson, and Tara Reid will star in the kitschy ’70s film

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They play rock and they battle evil! No, not anti-Napster crusaders Metallica. It’s Josie and the Pussycats, the latest kitschy ’70s show to pounce onto the big screen. The live-action film — due next spring, and starring She’s All That‘s Rachael Leigh Cook as Josie herself — is getting the requisite contemporary touches. Consider the mystery-solving band’s costumes: Though the ears and tails remain intact, gone are the leopard leotards, replaced by Spice Girls-ish threads. ”I’m a little upset,” admits Kids star Rosario Dawson, who plays guitarist Valerie (American Pie‘s Tara Reid is drummer Melody). ”I’m actually having the leotards made so my friends and I can wear them on Halloween.” Or take the plot, which spoofs the current boy-band craze. EW has learned that Seth Green (Austin Powers) and Breckin Meyer (Road Trip) make cameos as the fictitious group Du Jour, who perform their No. 1 hit ”Back Door Lover.” Clarifies Cook, ”It’s just about someone who comes to visit the person they love at night.” So get your minds out of the Kitty Litter.