Craig Brewer Interview for “Footloose” (2011)

Uploaded on Tuesday 11 October 2011


Writer-director Craig Brewer, the guy who gave us the gritty dramas “Hustle & Flow” and “Black Snake Moan,” decided to gallant us with his remake of the 1984 dance-a-rama, “Footloose.” The big question, why?

I sat down with the director to get some answers. And it’s interesting to note that Brewer actually asked me if I was skeptical about the project. Who isn’t?

In this interview, we talked about:

*** Why remake an iconic film?
*** The lasting impact of the original
*** Can the story happen in today’s society?
*** The importance of an unknown actor playing the lead role of Ren
*** The movie is not a remake, it’s an homage to the original “Footloose”



Language: English

Length: 5:00

Country: United States