Footloose mania continues and Paramount Pictures Australia has just made this great interview with director Craig Brewer available. In the interview he talks about how he got the job, the relevance of “Footloose” today and the casting of his hot new cast. It is a good watch.
“Footloose” is playing in Australian cinemas now.
Writer/Director Craig Brewer (“Hustle & Flow,” “Black Snake Moan”) delivers a new take of the beloved 1984 classic film, “Footloose.” Ren MacCormack (played by newcomer Kenny Wormald) is transplanted from Boston to the small southern town of Bomont where he experiences a heavy dose of culture shock. A few years prior, the community was rocked by a tragic accident that killed five teenagers after a… night out and Bomont’s local councilmen and the beloved Reverend Shaw Moore (Dennis Quaid) responded by implementing ordinances that prohibit loud music and dancing. Not one to bow to the status quo, Ren challenges the ban, revitalizing the town and falling in love with the minister’s troubled daughter Ariel (Julianne Hough) in the process.
You can hear our review of “Footloose” by listening to Film Actually episode 59 – Click here to find it.