Fame! I’m gonna live forever! I dare you to think of the hit movie and not have that song swell in your head. It’s beyond infectious. Perhaps that’s why the film is being remade for today’s audiences. The 1980 version of Fame was an awarding winning spectacle best known for it’s breakout star Irene Cara, and self-titled theme. It even spawned a TV series that featured Janet Jackson.
The remake will be released by United Artists this fall, and features many familiar faces from film and television. View some photos of the new cast below.
The film uses the same format as it’s predecessor by centering on a group of teens at a performance arts school for the gifted. The film stars Charles S. Dutton, Kelsey Grammer, Megan Mullally, Debbie Allen, Bebe Neuwirth, Thomas Dekker, and Naturi Naughton. I don’t know much about the younger cast besides the fact that Dekker played John Connor on Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. Also, Naughton is a former member of the pop group 3LW, and starred as Lil’ Kim in the biopic Notorious.
I have to admit, the people the got to play instructors are actually talented. I mean how many awards add up between all of them? At least we get a Frasier and Lilith Crane reunion. I know it was wrong, but I had to mention it!
Fame hits theaters on September 25th.
Images courtesy of Latino Review.
Are you interested in seeing the remake of Fame?