Bring It On is a modern classic. In 100 glorious minutes, Bring It On told the story of a cheerocracy’s rise, fall, and rise again, and taught us the difference between spirit fingers and jazz hands. Twenty years later, its star, Kirsten Dunst, just said she’s ready to reprise her legendary role as head cheerleader.
During an interview on The Kelly Clarkson Show, Dunst said she’s down to play cheer captain Torrance again in a Bring It On reboot. “If they wanted to make another movie, I would make another movie,” she said. “It would be so fun!”
Dunst added that the movie was a surprise hit. “We made that movie for no money. Zero money. It was a Universal movie, but one of those ones where they’re like, ‘Go do whatever you want, this little cheerleader movie,'” she recalled. “And then opening week, we were all so surprised.”
Dunst isn’t the only one who’s hinted that they’d like to return to the iconic SoCal cheerleading squad. Peyton Reed, Bring It On‘s director, said he’s toyed with the idea of reprising the Bring It On storyline in a rebooted sequel. “It’s something that we’ve actually talked about—and I’ve talked about it with the actors and [writer] Jessica Bendinger,” Reed told Entertainment Tonight last year. “Could you do like, a 20-year later thing to just pick up where they are now, make it this generational thing? It’s something we’ve kind of talked about over the years but never quite honed in on it.”
And another former cast member has also hinted that she’s got Bring It On on her mind. Gabrielle Union, who played the captain of the Compton Clovers and Dunst’s rival in the original film, recently dressed up her daughter in a replica of her cheer uniform.
It’s not like there haven’t been other cheerleading movies since Bring It On. Five straight-to-video movies under the Bring It On name were released by Universal since the original premiered in 2000. And Outside of the Bring It On franchise, channels like Lifetime are experts in concocting cheerleader dramas to binge.