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A sequel to "10 Things I Hate About You" is on its way ... but it doesn't sound anything like the beloved original.

Variety confirms that "Captain America" star Hayley Atwell has been cast in "10 Things I Hate About Life," written by Gil Junger -- who also penned the 1999 flick.

According to the report, the new movie "advances the situations from the original." No word yet if Julia Stiles, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, David Krumholtz or Larisa Oleynik (or their characters) will return.

The original also starred Heath Ledger, who passed away in 2008.

As for the follow-up's plot, Junger says it revolves around suicide.

"It is the story of two relatable, ordinary people with normal jobs and normal desires whose seemingly great lives have become unmanageable," he tells Variety. "Two people who go to the same place at the same time to end it. … Their chance meeting is so awkward, so raw, and so funny, they postpone their intentions and go their separate ways."

Does anyone think this sounds like a good idea? We're not crazy about it.

Sound off below -- and check out what the stars of the original look like today in the gallery above!