Craig Brewer to Helm MGM’s The Idolmaker


Hustle & Flow and Footloose director Craig Brewer is set to helm an upcoming remake of Taylor Hackford’s 1980 musical The Idolmaker, Variety reports. Producers on the project include Gene Kirkwood, Hawk Koch and Justin Timberlake.

Scripted by Edward Di Lorenzo, the original film served as a loose biopic of music promoter and producer Bob Marucci (Ray Sharkey’s Vincent Vaccari in the film) who, in real life, discovered legendary music talent like Frankie Avalon. The plot follows Vaccari as he tries to turn two unknown teens into stars.

You can check out the trailer for the original film in the player below:

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