Katy Perry has a pretty busy schedule, but if director Amy Heckerling had her way, she’d tap the pop star to take the stage in the upcoming Clueless musical.
Heckerling told Vulture that she “loves” the idea of having Perry star in the show, but she understands it would be a huge undertaking to get a celebrity of Perry’s magnitude.
“I love Katy Perry. But you never know what will happen, she has a whole big schedule,” Heckerling said.
With her history of candy-colored costumes and retro sensibilities, Katy Perry seems like the obvious choice for a show about a hopeful teen who just wants to give the world a makeover, and she has actually said she’s interested in playing the lead role of Cher (played by Alicia Silverstone in the film). It’s not too late, either–the role hasn’t been filled yet.
Heckerling says the show will likely debut sometime in 2016, but a date has not been set. She also says it will be as true to the movie as possible, which will likely be music to fans’ ears. The production will actually be a “jukebox musical”, meaning it will use popular songs rather than originals.
“I don’t think you will go, ‘Oh, it’s just karaoke to the movie, or it is an entirely different animal.’ It is true to the movie, but it sings, hopefully,” Heckerling said.
“Everything goes so slowly. I go, wow, this takes a lot. I thought movies took a long time. It’s hard to know with Broadway when things will happen,” Heckerling told the New York Daily News.
Katy Perry made headlines recently when she attended the 8th annual Go Campaign Gala and debuted a sleek black bob, a simple choice from a lady who usually has brightly-colored tresses. Perry sat with Robert Pattinson and his fiancee FKA Twigs and bid on a Mexican dinner for 50 people, which she won for $5,500.