Lakeshore Entertainment and MGM have set Kevin Tancharoen to make his feature directing debut on Fame, a remake of the 1980 Alan Parker-directed drama, says Variety. The Allison Burnett-scripted film will begin production by Labor Day.
Like the original, the updated pic follows the lives of students who attend an elite school for the performing arts in New York from audition to graduation.
Tancharoen, 23, has a strong track record as a dancer-choreographer. He directed, co-created and co-produced the MTV series “TwentyFourSeven” and “DanceLife” and was dance director on the CW series “Search for the Next Pussycat Doll.” Tancharoen has been the choreographer of music videos and tours for such artists as Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera and Jessica Simpson.
Open casting calls will begin on both coasts within the next month.