EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Director Craig Brewer talks 'Footloose'

Thursday, 13 October 2011 23:38
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Opening in theaters on October 14th is the remake of the beloved '80s film Footloose, which helped turn Kevin Bacon into a household name. The new movie is directed by Craig Brewer (Hustle & FlowBlack Snake Moan) and stars newcomerKenny Wormald in the role that made Bacon a star. The film also includes an impressive cast of veteran and young actors including Julianne Hough (Burlesque), Dennis Quaid (Frequency), Andie MacDowell (Groundhog Day), Miles Teller(Rabbit Hole), Ziah Colon (TV's Drop Dead Diva), and Ray McKinnon (The Blind Side). 

IAR's managing editor Jami Philbrick recently had a chance to sit down and chat with Craig Brewer about Footloose. The director spoke candidly with us about his new film, the challenges of updating the '80s classic, his love for the original Footloose, the music, the dancing, and finding the right actor to play the iconic role of Ren McCormack.

To watch our exclusive interview with director Craig Brewer about Footloose, please click on the video player above. 


City kid Ren McCormack (Wormald) moves from Boston to the old-fashioned town of Bomont, and rebels against the law that has made dancing and rock music illegal.

 To watch our exclusive interview with Footloose actors Miles Teller and Ziah Colon, please click here

Footloose dances into theaters on October 14th.

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