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'Three's Company' Making Room for a Suzanne Somers Cameo?

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By    |   Friday, 22 Apr 2016 06:41 AM

A "Three's Company" movie is in the works, with a popular writing team tapped to bring to the big screen the 1970s TV show that made Suzanne Somers a sex symbol and John Ritter an Emmy winner, The Hollywood Reporter said in a Wednesday scoop.

Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein, who have such relationship hits as "He's Just Not That Into You" and "Valentine's Day" under their belts, have been picked to write the "Three's Company" screenplay, said THR.

New Line Cinema is currently in negotiations for the rights to the hit television show that aired on ABC from 1977 to 1984. Producer Robert Cort, who has movies "Runaway Bride" and "Cocktail" to his credit, has been connected to the project along with Don Taffner, Jr.

Entertainment Weekly recaps the TV show: Jack pretends to be gay so the landlord will allow him to live with two single women, beginning eight seasons of hilarious awkward situations. Norman Fell and Audra Lindley played the landlords, the Ropers, before leaving the series for their own spinoff, and Don Knotts later signed on as the trio’s new landlord. Somers left the series in season five, reportedly in a pay dispute, and Jenilee Harrison and then eventually Priscilla Barnes took her place as the third roommate.

THR's senior film writer, Borys Kit, told ABC News that bringing such memorable television characters like Jack Tripper (played by Ritter), Chrissy Snow (played by Somers) and Joyce DeWitt's Janet Wood to the movie screen has already created chatter.

"The show is iconic, and the three characters are so big that a lot of actors want to get in on this ... New Line will have no trouble casting," Kit said.

Kohn and Silverstein collaborations have already attracted A-listers like Jennifer Aniston ("He's Just Not That Into You"), Julia Roberts ("Valentine's Day"), Channing Tatum ("The Vow"), Ben Affleck (He's Just Not That Into You), and Bradley Cooper ("Valentine's Day").

Somers, 69, and DeWitt, 66, already are being mentioned for cameos. Ritter passed away on the set of his show "8 Simple Rules" in 2003. Knotts passed away in 2006. Lindley died in 1997, and Fell the next year.

If "Three's Company" moves forward, it would follow in the footsteps of "Baywatch," another television-show-turned-movie from roughly the same era. Set to hit theaters in 2017 and starring Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron and Alexandra Daddario, it updates the television series that ran from 1989 to 2001.

ABC News noted that Mark Wahlberg is expected to appear in the remake of the "Six Million Dollar Man," which ran from 1974-78. It will be called the "Six Billion Dollar Man."

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