News hit the web today that Megan Mullaly, Charles S. Dutton, Bebe Neuwirth, Debbie Allen and Kelsey Grammer are all on board to star in a remake of the famous dance movie Fame.
The film, of course, will be based on the 1980 musical hit about a group of teen performers studying at the New York City High School of Performing Arts. An article on The Hollywood Reporter’s website said that Mullaly will play the voice instructor, Dutton the acting teacher, Neuwirth the dance teacher and Grammer the orchestra conductor.
Allen, who starred as dance teacher Lydia Grant in the first film, is the only original cast member said to be returning. She will star as Principal Simms in the new version.
MGM Worldwide Motion Picture Group Chairman Mary Parent told THR.com, “This picture is a celebration, a testament to people pursuing their dreams, so we set out to find talented actors who could both convincingly instruct on-screen and also inspire audiences.”
Sounds good to me! I can’t wait to see it, but do you think it will be as good as the first? Share your thoughts on the DT message board.