Craig Brewer Interview for “Footloose” (2011)
Writer-director Craig Brewer, the guy who gave us the gritty dramas “Hustle & Flow” and “Black Snake Moan,” decided to gallant us with his remake of the 1984 dance-a-rama, “Footloose.” The big question, why?
I sat down with the director to get some answers. And it’s interesting to note that Brewer actually asked me if I was skeptical about the project. Who isn’t?
In this interview, we talked about:
*** Why remake an iconic film?
*** The lasting impact of the original
*** Can the story happen in today’s society?
*** The importance of an unknown actor playing the lead role of Ren
*** The movie is not a remake, it’s an homage to the original “Footloose”
Country: United States
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