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'10 Things I Hate About You' Sequel Is Coming, Starring Hayley Atwell

Hayley Atwell in Captain America
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Remember the 1999 blockbuster "10 Things I Hate About You" that launched the late Heath Ledger to instant teen-heartthrob stardom? That might be the question of the hour, as there is (apparently) a sequel in the works. Now. More than a decade later.

Seems a little slow on the uptake, if you ask us, but we're intrigued just the same. According to Variety, "Captain America: The First Avenger" beauty Hayley Atwell has signed on to star in this installment, coined "10 Things I Hate About Life." Now, we love us some Atwell, but something about her as the lead seems kind of … random. Then again, so does the sequel in general, so maybe that fits.

Writer/ director Gil Junger will return to helm this flick, which he says, "advances situations from the original film," and was inspired after he came "across a man who had committed suicide at a scenic overlook."

Wait, this is a comedy, right?

Besides this rather odd fact, details about the film remain scant. Perhaps 10 years post high-school, poetess Kat Stratford is finding herself in an existential crisis? Or maybe her kid sister, Bianca, has made some poor life choices that left her kind of bitter? The possibilities are truly endless.

No word yet on who Atwell will play (besides "the lead") or whether any of the original cast will return (Julia Stiles and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, we're talking to you) — but we'll find out sooner rather than later, as filming is slated to start as soon as this coming November.

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