Hayley Atwell Set for 10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU Sequel

Sequel to 1999 teen comedy announced.

Hayley Atwell (‘The Sweeny,’ ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’) is attached to star in ‘10 Things I Hate About Life,’ a pseudo sequel to the 1999 teen comedy ‘10 Things I Hate About You.’

A contemporary reimagining of William Shakespeare’s play ‘The Taming of the Shrew,’ the original film starred Julia Stiles, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Heath Ledger, and Larisa Oleynik.

Gil Junger, who directed the first, will return to the director’s chair for the sequel, working from his own script. Talking to Variety, the filmmaker said he was inspired to write the new script after “coming across a man who had committed suicide at a scenic overlook.”

Junger describes the script as the “story of two relatable, ordinary people with normal jobs and normal desires whose seemingly great lives have become unmanageable. Two people who go to the same place at the same time to end it. … Their chance meeting is so awkward, so raw, and so funny; they postpone their intentions and go their separate ways.”