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    'Black Snake Moan' Team Craig Brewer & Justin Timberlake Back Together For 'The Idolmaker'

    Director Craig Brewer knows his way around music-centered flicks. He broke out with rapper tale "Hustle & Flow," brought swamp stomping blues to the big screen with "Black Snake Moan" and made the kids fight for their right to dance in the "Footloose" remake. And now he's going back to the golden er...

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    Here's Why 'Hustle & Flow' Director Craig Brewer is Giving Away His 'Best' Film For Free

    Director Craig Brewer is giving away a free download of "The Poor and Hungry," his directorial debut.

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    'Hustle & Flow' Director Craig Brewer Is Gonna Roll With 'Gangster Princess Of Beverly Hills'

    "But what will I wear in jail?" That's the pretty tagline ready question asked by Lisette Lee, the socialite drug baron, when she was arrested in 2010. From the outside, she looked every bit the "Korean Paris Hilton," as she called herself, claiming among other things that sh...

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    Magical Elves (Not A Typo) To Direct Katy Perry's 3D Movie; 'Footloose' Director Craig Brewer To Executive Produce

    So, this Katy Perry 3D movie thing is now closer to happening, as directors and an executive producer are now on board to make this thing a reality.

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    Footloose—movie review

    Does the world really need a remake of Footloose? I would answer no, but I must also admit that the new movie is innocuous and pleasant-enough to watch. Writer-director Craig Brewer, who made the disarming Hustle & Flow, has taken Dean Pitchford’s 1984 screenplay and layered onto i...

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    Craig Brewer Says Seeing The 'Karate Kid' Remake With A Cheering Crowd Inspired His 'Footloose'

    Ever since Paramount Pictures announced they would be remaking “Footloose,” the studio has been under almost constant attack from fans of the 1984 original. Their quarrel is not just with who’s involved, but with its very existence: fairly or unfairly, those longtime fans can’t understand why the mo...

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    Review: 'Footloose' Is An Expressive Old School Ode To Youthful Abandon

    Once upon a time, there was an outsider who came to a small town of limited imagination. He looked upon the town’s ignorant forces of authority and challenged them, fighting for the oppressed and changing the social order. It’s a story that’s been told countless times in various forms of media, to t...

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    Craig Brewer Says He's Looking At His Own Marriage As Inspiration For 'Tarzan'

    Craig Brewer, director of the upcoming reimagining of “Footloose,” told The Playlist over the weekend that he recently finished his latest draft on a new script about Edgar Rice Burroughs’ iconic jungle-dweller, Tarzan. But while the commercial promise of his current film heralds good things for fut...

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    Sorry John Singleton, N.W.A. Biopic Might Go To Craig Brewer, F. Gary Gray Or Peter Berg

    Hollywood moves fast and literally days after director John Singleton told us he was in some early discussions about making a biopic about seminal gangsta rappers N.W.A. the tide appears to be shifting. But first let's rewind a moment.

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    'Footloose' Soundtrack Features Cee Lo, Smashing Pumpkins & More; Due September 27th

    If you didn't lodge your complaint way back when, there's no point in kvetching now. The "Footloose" remake is signed, sealed and almost delivered. The film that does not star unlikely teen heartthrob Kevin Bacon, or love interest Lori Singer, or have Kenny Loggins' version of the original theme, op...

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