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Craig Brewer To Helm "Idolmaker" Remake

By Garth Franklin Tuesday March 4th 2014 06:25PM

Filmmaker Craig Brewer ("Hustle and Flow," "Footloose") is in negotiations to team with Justin Timberlake on the remake of "The Idolmaker" at MGM.

Timberlake is producing and could potentially star in the Brewer-helmed project based on Taylor Hackford's 1980 drama.

The original followed a legendary music promoter and manager who discovered talented acts such as Frankie Avalon and Fabian. He sets out to turn two teenage boys into the next big stars.

Ryan Gosling was attached to the remake when it was first announced back in 2011, but that's no longer the case. Hawk Koch and Gene Kirkwood will produce.

Source: Variety

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