And in an interview with People, Rachael revealed that Freddie was pitched the chance to return for the film as his character Zack Siler but in the end decided against it.
"He is doing really well. We both discussed if he was going to do this one or not," Rachael explained. "It ended up not being a good fit for him, but he and the creative team are behind it and totally cool."
"His part was a little bit up in the air... He said, 'It's not going to work out for me, but I totally obviously support you doing whatever you want with this. Go run with it - I'll support this movie all the way and everyone involved.' "
'He's All That" is being directed by Mark Waters and has been penned by R. Lee Fleming, who also wrote "She's All That". Original producers Jennifer Gibgot and Andrew Panay are also on board for the movie, which is being produced by Miramax.
While Freddie Prinze Jr. refused to reprise his role for the remake, the actor was willing to join the reboot of 1980s TV hit "Punky Brewster" although he was reluctant at first.
"I was kind of done acting," he told Kelly Clarkson. "I was a full-time father, nothing got filmed in L.A. any more, so I didn't want to leave (home) for six months a year."