It's just like an episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The most popular girl in school (Cordelia) is "unexpectedly rejected" by the nerdiest guy (Xander). "Her social status drops, his rises, and the rules of popularity shift for the entire school." Okay, Xander wasn't lucky enough to have that happen, but he did have a moment where every woman in town wanted him. Anyhow, this is the premise for an upcoming comedy called Big Man on Campus, and The Hollywood Reporter posts that Deborah Kaplan and Harry Elfont (Can't Hardly Wait and Made of Honor) are penning a rewrite.

Cinematical first posted about the film in January of 2007, when first-time director Hal Lieberman had signed on to helm the script by Gina Wendkos (My Two Dads, Jersey Girl, Coyote Ugly, and The Princess Diaries). Since then, things have been silent, and I'm not sure what took the project this long to get a rewrite. I imagine the writing pair have been brought in to sass the script up, especially if they tap back into their Hardly roots. I just hope that whatever it becomes, it's one of those high school flicks that doesn't rely on ridiculous stereotypes, or calls hot guys or girls nerds because they wear glasses or, say, overalls.
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