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My initial skepticism over a Footloose remake was erased when Craig Brewer, director behind the first rate features Hustle & Flow and Black Snake Moan, was attached to direct.

“I don’t have to do movies,” says Brewer, who also directed the pilot of the gone-too-soon FX series Terriers.  “I don’t need a paycheck or anything.  I live in Memphis, Tennessee and my living expenses are very low, so when I do a movie I really want to make something that comes from my heart.”

Click on the media bar and listen to Brewer explain why he actually relates to Reverend Shaw (played by Dennis Quaid) in Footloose:

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Brewer also discusses why he decided to direct Footloose (it’s his first feature length film since 2006’s Black Snake Moan):

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Footloose, featuring Kenny Wormald in the lead role, opens October 14th.

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