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‘Footloose’ remake being filmed in Georgia

‘Footloose’ remake being filmed in Georgia

Posted: Tuesday, April 27, 2010 8:02 pm

MEMPHIS (AP) — Director Craig Brewer says his remake of “Footloose” will be filmed in Georgia because Tennessee couldn’t match the incentives package.
The Memphis-based director told The Commercial Appeal on Friday that he was frustrated because he knew there was a lot of people working to bring the movie to the Memphis area.
The remake of the hit 1984 release about a Chicago teen who uses music and dancing to liberate a small-town high school from the influence of a strict preacher. Brewer’s rewrite sets the story in fictional “Beaumont, Tennessee,” with some scenes in Nashville.
The newspaper reported that Tennessee’s incentive package was about $1.6 million short of what Georgia offered.
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Information from: The Commercial Appeal, http://www.commercialappeal.com
Published in The Messenger 4.27.10

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