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Justin Timberlake's 'The Idolmaker' Remake Gets New Director

March 5, 2014 (4:09 am) GMT
The 'Suit and Tie' singer is involved in the production of the musical drama as Craig Brewer is in talks to take the helming duty.
Justin Timberlake's 'The Idolmaker' Remake Gets New Director

MGM's remake of "" is moving forward with negotiations to find the right director taking place. Variety learns that Craig Brewer ("", "") is in talks to sit behind the lens for the project which involves as a producer.

The project has been in development for several years now. was originally attached to star and make a directorial debut with the film. It's planned as a redo of a 1980 movie which follows a mercenary music promoter taking two teenage boys under his wing and setting out to turn them into the next big stars.

The story is based on real-life legendary music promoter and manager Bob Marcucci who discovered talented acts like Frankie Avalon and Fabian. Directed by Taylor Hackford, the original pic starred Ray Sharkey, , and Paul Land among others.

The "Idolmaker" remake is not the only musical drama JT is working on. The "Suit & Tie" hitmaker is also on board to produce and star in "", a biopic about record exec Neil Bogart.

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