4 Clips from Craig Brewer’s FOOTLOOSE

     October 5, 2011

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Paramount has sent over four clips from the remake of Footloose.  Kenny Wormald stars as the city kid who moves to conservative Midwestern town and once there, he ends up leading the repressed teenagers into a rebellion against the town fathers, who have outlawed rock & roll and dancing.  Julianne Hough, Dennis Quaid, Ray McKinnon, and Andie MacDowell also star.  Craig Brewer (Black Snake Moan) directed the remake.

I got to see the film before doing an interview with Brewer and I stand by what I said then: “I’m going to tell you something you might not believe, but I swear it’s the truth: the remake of Footloose is actually pretty great.  Brewer has taken the original story, made a few changes, added his unique style, and the end result is something that audiences are going to love.”  Watch the clips after the jump and look for our interviews with the cast next week.  Footloose opens October 14.

Here’s the official synopsis:

Writer/Director Craig Brewer (“Hustle & Flow,” “Black Snake Moan”) delivers a new take of the beloved 1984 classic film, “Footloose.”  Ren MacCormack (played by newcomer Kenny Wormald) is transplanted from  Boston to the small southern town of Bomont where he experiences   a heavy dose of culture shock.  A few years prior, the community was rocked by a tragic accident that killed five teenagers after a night out and Bomont’s local councilmen and the beloved Reverend Shaw Moore (Dennis Quaid) responded by implementing ordinances that prohibit loud music and dancing.   Not one to bow to the status quo, Ren challenges the ban, revitalizing the town and falling in love with the minister’s troubled daughter Ariel (Julianne Hough) in the process.

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