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Gotta motor: 'Heathers' sequel in the works, Winona Ryder confirms

HeathersForget that previous scare about "Heathers ... The Musical." It seems that Heathers, everyone's favorite Drano-chugging, teen-sex, dark comedy from the '80s, is actually set for a sequel now.

Winona Ryder herself has gone on the record, saying her and Christian Slater are on board for the next chapter in the 1988 movie. (So much for her "I say we just grow up, be adults and die" attitude.)

"Whatever you hear, there is a sequel in the works, I swear to God," Ryder tells Empire Magazine, according to media reports. "But for some reason the writer, Dan Waters, and director, Michael Lehman, don't want to talk about it. I've been wanting to do a sequel forever. There is a story, and Christian has agreed to come back."

Ryder, who recently popped back on the big screen playing Spock's mother on Star Trek (for about 20 seconds), would reprise her role as "Veronica." But fitting Slater into the story will be challenge since his "J.D." character was blown to bits after attempting to take down good ole Westerburg High. But Ryder told Empire he would return as a "Obi Wan" type character. Wow, that won't be humiliating at all. ("Lick it up, Christian. Lick. It. Up.")

Meanwhile, Film.com has ranked the Top 5 and Bottom 5 film performances by Winona Ryder. No surprise what tops the list. Here's the top 5 list with short excerpts.

TOP 5 WINONA RYDER PERFORMANCES:

1. HEATHERS
(1988): "Ryder nailed the sarcastic, irreverent, bored suburban teenager 'tude here in a surreal yet absolutely relatable way for any teen coming of age in the early '90s."

2. MERMAIDS (1990): "Cher doesn't ride in the backseat very often, yet in the role of her disapproving teenager daughter in this '60s-era story, Ryder was the one to shine."

3. THE CRUCIBLE (1996): "Her performance here is more memorable than that of her co-star Daniel Day-Lewis. Imagine that."

4. LITTLE WOMEN (1994): "Even though period pieces would later prove to be a weakness for her, she did the bonnet, corset, and early American accent justice here."

5. REALITY BITES (1994): "This movie and her performance perfectly articulated Gen X's identity crises -- in a fun, celebratory way -- just as righteously as Singles portrayed Gen X's relationship crises."

The bottom 5, in order:
Dracula, The House of Spirits, Autumn in New York, Mr. Deeds, Sex and Death 101.

[Last modified: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 2:46pm]

    

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