AceShowbiz - Shannen Doherty has confirmed that she will be joining a reboot of 1988's cult classic "Heathers". Doherty is said to make a cameo appearance, but details of her role are still kept under wraps. TV Land only reveals that Doherty will play a "pivotal, unnamed character."
On November 22, Doherty posted on her Instagram account a photo of her from the set of the potential new series. The picture showed her sporting the same red scrunchie her character wore in the original film. "Sneak peek from the #Heathers set......jealous much?" she captioned it.
The actress joins previously announced cast members, including Grace Cox as Veronica, newcomer James Scully as J.D. and a trio of actors, Brendan Scannel, Melanie Field and Jasmine Matthews, as the Heathers. The cable channel's "Heathers" is an anthology described as a black comedy that takes place in the present day, where the outcasts that Doherty's Heather Duke and friends once would have bullied are now the popular and evil ruling class of their high school.
Doherty portrayed "the quiet, bookish and bulimic" Heather Duke in the original film. It centers on an intelligent teen who teams up with a dark sociopath in a plot to kill the cool kids in order to get out of the snobby clique that is destroying her good-girl reputation. The film also stars Winona Ryder, Christian Slater, Lisanne Falk, Kim Walker and many others.
Doherty is currently under treatment for breast cancer since being diagnosed in 2015. "I think what's beautiful and hard and interesting about cancer is that it tears you down and builds you," she told Chelsea Handler about the illness on Netflix's "Chelsea" in October. "It remakes you so many different times. The person I thought I was supposed to be or was going to be or who I thought I was six moths ago is now somebody completely different."