‘Footloose’ remake to film in Georgia
The Associated Press
11:33 p.m. Saturday, April 24, 2010
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — 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.