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Craig Brewer to direct Footloose remake

04.13.2010
Craig Brewer, the man behind 2005's awesome HUSTLE & FLOW and 2006's uneven but interesting BLACK SNAKE MOAN, will now take the reins of Paramount's FOOTLOOSE remake.

With Brewer's entrance comes Chace Crawford's exit. The dude best known as... one of the dudes on "Gossip Girl", is exiting the project due to scheduling conflicts with the CW teen drama. New casting will commence immediately, according to Variety.

The 1984 FOOTLOOSE starred the ubiquitous Kevin Bacon "as a city kid who moves from Chicago to a conservative town that has banned dancing and rock music." Brewer and company are said to be adhering closer to the original, with the focus being on drama rather than elaborate musical numbers.

FOOTLOOSE will start filming sometime this summer. On tap for Brewer after that will be MOTHER TRUCKER, MAGGIE LYNN, and his untitled Charley Pride project.

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Extra Tidbit: Chace Crawford had originally stepped in as a replacement for Zac Efron who dropped out of the film due to fear of being typecast.
Source: Variety

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11:32AM on 04/14/2010
Is this ever relevant to our current society? Even Dirty Dancing couldn't be remade, as all dancing is now, infact, dirty. Instead of remaking things, why not just open up some "classic" theaters that just show old movies?
Is this ever relevant to our current society? Even Dirty Dancing couldn't be remade, as all dancing is now, infact, dirty. Instead of remaking things, why not just open up some "classic" theaters that just show old movies?
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10:58AM on 04/13/2010
I never caught the original Footloose, but I'm a big fan of Craig Brewer, and while his background in music-themed movies might help him a little, is this really that gritty type of film Brewer is known for?
I never caught the original Footloose, but I'm a big fan of Craig Brewer, and while his background in music-themed movies might help him a little, is this really that gritty type of film Brewer is known for?
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6:56AM on 04/13/2010

Charley Pride

I can't stand biopics but a Charley Pride movie I would be interested in seeing.
I can't stand biopics but a Charley Pride movie I would be interested in seeing.
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6:45AM on 04/13/2010
I agree with Mut. If this remake of "Footlose" does see the light of day and proves to be a success, other classic music/dance movies might be up for remake, including Flashdance.
I agree with Mut. If this remake of "Footlose" does see the light of day and proves to be a success, other classic music/dance movies might be up for remake, including Flashdance.
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4:00AM on 04/13/2010
Next up: Flashdance?
Next up: Flashdance?
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