Three’s Company movie in the works
TV has a long history of making series out of movies, but between 21 Jump Street, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., and the upcoming Baywatch movie, it seems like Hollywood is taking just as much inspiration from TV. Now, another classic series may soon be coming to the big screen, as New Line is in negotiations to develop a movie based on Three’s Company.
EW has confirmed that the studio is working on a reboot to ABC’s iconic series, with He’s Just Not That Into You writers Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein on deck to write the new screenplay. Runaway Bride producer Robert Cort would produce the new movie, which would be set in the 1970s.
Running for eight seasons from 1977 through 1984, the original Three’s Company initially starred Joyce DeWitt, John Ritter, and Suzanne Somers as roommates Janet, Jack, and Chrissy, as Jack pretended to be gay so their landlord would allow him to live with two single women. (Ritter won an Emmy for his role.)
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Norman Fell and Audra Lindley played their landlords, the Ropers, before leaving the series for their own spinoff, and Don Knotts later signed on as the trio’s new landlord. Somers also left the series in season five, and Jenilee Harrison and then eventually Priscilla Barnes took her place as the third roommate.
The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news.