Gidget: According to Variety, Erica Beeney is scripting a new "Gidget" for Douglas Wick and Lucy Fisher's Red Wagon Entertainment to produce for Columbia Pictures.

The film will be a remake of the 1959 film starring Sandra Dee as the bright-eyed California teen who warmed hearts on the large and then small screen.

The "Gidget" series bowed on ABC in 1965 with Sally Field in the title role. A second version, "The New Gidget," advancing the premise into marriage, ran in syndication 1986-88, starring Caryn Richman.

Brian B.