EXCLUSIVE: A Daytime Emmy Award winner (America's Next Top Model) has signed on for a role in a remake of Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead, which will be released in Los Angeles in July.
The first 1991 film, directed by Stephen Herek, follows Sue Ellen Crandell (Christina Applegate), a 17-year-old girl who is forced to take care of her four younger siblings after her mother died. Although the movie was not a major hit, it has boosted a cult following in the decades since.
The remake of Treehouse is billed as a present-day retelling centered on a Black family. Banks will play Cassidy's character, Rose, a fashion executive at General Apparel West, who takes a risk on Swell by employing her as her executive assistant. Juliana Maio and Tova Laiter will exec produce alongside the original film's EP, Michael Phillips.
Banks is a television personality, model, businesswoman, producer, producer, and writer known as the creator and longtime host of America's Next Top Model. She has also hosted such programs as Insecure, Black-ish, Glee, Shake It Up, Gossip Girl, and Dancing with the Stars, among others. She has also previously hosted many shows such as Tropic Thunder, Eight Crazy Nights, Coyote Ugly, and Love & Basketball.
UTA, Management Production Entertainment, and Hansen, Jacobson, and Teller represent Banks.