Craig Brewer (Footloose, Black Snake Moan) may be teaming up with producer Justin Timberlake, as he is in talks to helm MGM’s remake of The Idolmaker, according to Variety.
The film is based Taylor Hackford’s 1980 drama which starred Ray Sharkey as legendary music promoter and manager Bob Marcucci, who discovered talented acts such as Frankie Avalon and Fabian. The Idolmaer focuses on Marcucci when he tries to turn two teenage boys into the next big stars. It isn’t known yet whether Timberlake will star as well as produce.
News about the remake first emerged in February 2011, when it was mentionedas one of several movies MGM was planning on remaking, along with the likes of Robocop, Mr. Mom and Poltergeist. Shortly afterwards Ryan Gosling attached himself to star and make his directorial debut with the movie, but he is no longer involved with the project.