Anyone who knows me know that I’d rather jam a nail into my eyeballs then actually sit through movies like “Step Up” and its ilk. But you know what? This trailer for the remake of “Fame” actually looks, er, good. Or at the very least, it doesn’t seem like they cast a bunch of no-name “pretty” young actors who couldn’t act their way out of a wet paper bag, and put a silly, barely-there script to get them from one “dance battle” to the next. Then again, maybe those scenes of Kherington Payne (the really hot dancing blonde, pictured below) has scrambled my brain and I’m attaching more quality to this trailer than it actually deserves. But hey, don’t take my word for it. Judge for yourself. Full trailer for “Fame” below.
A reinvention of the original 1980 hit film, Fame follows a talented group of dancers, singers, actors, and artists over four years at the New York City High School of Performing Arts, a diverse, creative powerhouse where students from all walks of life are given a chance to live out their dreams and achieve real and lasting fame…the kind that comes only from talent, dedication, and hard work.
In an incredibly competitive atmosphere, plagued by self-doubt, each student’s passion will be put to the test. In addition to their artistic goals, they have to deal with everything else that goes along with high school, a tumultuous time full of schoolwork, deep friendships, budding romance, and self-discovery.
As each student strives for his or her moment in the spotlight, they’ll discover who among them has the innate talent and necessary discipline to succeed. With the love and support of their friends and fellow artists, they’ll find out who amongst them will achieve Fame…
Starring a bunch of veterans and a bunch of people you’ve never heard of, including Kherington Payne, Anna Maria Perez de Tagle, Paul McGill, Asher Book, Kelsey Grammer, Megan Mullally, Naturi Naughton, Bebe Neuwirth, Charles S. Dutton, Kristy Flores, Kay Panabaker, Paul Iacono, Collins Pennie, Walter Perez, Johanna Braddy, and Debbie Allen. You’ll notice the nice mixing of noobs and vets there in the cast, which is the point. Kevin Tancharoen directs.
Get a piece of fame September 25.
Via Yahoo! Movies.