Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is prepping to make his silver screen debut with the release of Valley Girl, a remake of the 1980s classic that captured the San Fernando Valley as a hub of the era’s youth culture.
The new film is not a carbon copy of the first: The Hollywood Reporter describes it as “a period musical set in the ’80s.” No word on whether Garcetti, who will make a cameo as a high school principal, will actually be doing any singing.
Garcetti, who’s from Encino, told the Reporter “I’m a Valley Boy myself, so I felt right at home in the reboot of one of my favorite '80s classics—even if Nic Cage’s orange faux-hawk didn’t make it to set.”
The film also stars Youtube celebrity Logan Paul, the brother of Youtuber Jake Paul, who caused a ruckus in Beverly Grove earlier this summer when neighbors complained about his noisy and unsafe “stunts” in the street in front of his rented McMansion.
It’s Garcetti’s first major film appearance. He has, however, popped up on episodes of several TV shows over the years, often playing a mayor or a member of a mayor’s security team. The Valley Girl remake is in post-production now and is due to appear in theaters next year.
- L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti to Make Movie Acting Debut in 'Valley Girl' Remake [The Hollywood Reporter]
- How ’80s pop culture typecast the Valley [Curbed LA]