Thomas Dekker (“Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles,” “Heroes”) is in talks for the lead role in MGM’s remake of the 1980 musical “Fame” says The Hollywood Reporter.
Dekker would play Marco, a working-class kid with some gnarly acting chops who is competing with thousands of other hopefuls to get into and survive an elite New York public high school for the arts.
Other roles include an aspiring filmmaker, a shapely dancer, a slam poet, a salsa musician and a sheltered pianist. Allison Burnett penned the screenplay.
Director and choreographer Kevin Tancharoen will helm the $25 million project. Shooting starts in February for a September 25th 2009 release.