The fifth instalment of the American Pie franchise, to be written by director Sujata Day, is now under production at Universal.
After the 1999 debut of the first American Pie movie, two spin-offs, American Wedding and American Reunion, were released in 2001. The Hollywood Reporter claims that Day is now writing the script for Universal 1440 Entertainment's long-rumored fifth instalment in the series.
It also states that Day's original script, which was pitched, served as the basis for the movie's plot and promised a "new perspective" on the franchise.
"I'm obsessed with filthy comedies, and one of my all-time favourites is American Pie!" Day tweeted the news' confirmation.
I'm very happy to be working on this film. The American Pie actress Jennifer Coolidge stated earlier this summer that her part in the first movie led to her sleeping with 200 individuals. The actress, who is now promoting the second season of the HBO anthology series The White Lotus, said she received "a lot of sexual interest" for her obscene portrayal of Stifler's Mom.
In a recent interview with Variety, Coolidge joked, "I got a lot of play being a MILF and I got a lot of sexual action with American Pie. There were a tonne of advantages to making that movie. There would have been around 200 people I would never have slept with.
Coolidge's breakout performance was in the 1999 film American Pie, in which she played a seductive mother who courted the attention of her adolescent son's friends. Later, she played the same character again in the 2001 follow-up to American Pie and its two spin-offs, American Wedding and American Reunion.
A fifth American Pie movie may be in the works, as co-star Tara Reid revealed in 2018 when she said: "I met the directors recently at the Emmy celebration and I said, "Let's do the fifth movie, the franchise needs another movie." They retorted, "It will occur! We'll create another one!