It appears yet another classic film is getting the reboot treatment. Following news of reimaginings of films like Father of the Bride and Twister in the works at various studios, a cult classic from the eighties is next on the list. According to The Hollywood Reporter, a TV series reboot of the 1983 film Flashdance is currently in development.
Paramount+, currently known as CBS All Access and poised for a rebranding next year, had given the green light to a new series based on the film. Moreover, the film’s original associate producer, Lynda Obst, will return to oversee the project and serve as an executive producer. Tracy McMillan (Ready for Love) will pen the reboot’s scripts. Moreover, Law & Order: SVU star Angela Robinson will also executive produce the show while directing the pilot episode.
Paramount Television Studios will produce and distribute the series exclusively on the new and improved streaming service. Paramount+ will reportedly feature a slew of new original content featuring beloved properties from Nickelodeon, BET, and Comedy Central.
Flashdance is a 1983 romantic drama directed by Adrian Lyne (Unfaithful) and starring Jennifer Beals. The film follows a young dancer named Alex who aspires to become a professional ballerina. Along the way, she works at a steel mill in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and a dancer by night at a neighborhood bar and grill that hosts a nightly cabaret. After she catches the eye of the owner of the steel mill where she works, played by Michael Nouri, Alex must decide between love, passion, and paying the bills. The film launched Jennifer Beals into superstardom and grossed $201.5 million worldwide. Additionally, the movie received 3 nominations at the 1983 Academy Awards, nabbing the prize for Best Original Song for “Flashdance… What a Feeling” by Irene Cara.
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