How is it that Craig Brewer, the “gritty” director of Hustle & Flow and Black Snake Moan get reduced to directing a remake of Footloose? Oh, yeah: I know! I know! Pick me, pick me! It’s because the mediocrity of Hustle & Flow was obscured by a remarkable performance from Terrence Howard and a brilliant soundtrack. And Black Snake Moan was just a terrible fucking misogynistic movie that exploited cheap and easy Southern stereotypes.
And that, folks, is why Craig Brewer is not just directing a remake of Footloose, but a remake that isn’t even worthy of Zac Efron and Chace Crawford (both of whom dropped out). Instead, they get Kenny Wormald in the lead. Who? Exactly.
And here’s an image from the set, tweeted by Mr. Brewer yesterday, featuring the guy taking over Kevin Bacon’s role and Julian Hough (again, who?) as the love interest. Let’s all cut footloose right up these people’s asses (except Harry. I hope he gets better):
You know who’d be better than Kenny Wormald and Julianne Hough? Can anyone find out if Kevin and Jill are still together? They’d be perfect: