Tag: Kenny Ortega

Craig Brewer Confirmed to Direct Remake of FOOTLOOSE

     April 12, 2010

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Last October, we reported that director Craig Brewer (Hustle & Flow) may be stepping in to replace High School Musical director Kenny Ortega.  Variety now confirms that Brewer will take the helm and use his rewritten script.  However, the film …

Kenny Ortega to Direct IN THE HEIGHTS

     December 15, 2009

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Variety is reporting that director/choreographer Kenny Ortega (High School Musical, This is It) will now helm the big screen adaptation of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, In the Heights, after leaving the planned Footloose remake earlier this year.  The musical covers three …

Director Kenny Ortega Exits FOOTLOOSE

     October 25, 2009

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Director Kenny Ortega has left Paramount Pictures “Footloose” remake over differences on tone and budget. According to Variety, the studio wanted “an edgier drama with less emphasis on the musical numbers and a budget around $25 million or less.” Ortega, …