'Country Strong' Director Shana Feste Plots 'Endless Love' Remake
Love stories never go out of style, especially when there's already a familiar one to remake for a new audience. THR reports Shana Feste, who last directed the troubled country singer drama Country Strong starring Gwyneth Paltrow, is in talks to be at the helm of a remake of Endless Love. The original 1981 film, which was based on the novel of the same name by Scott Spencer, starred Brooke Shields and Martin Hewett as two teens who fall madly in love with each other. However, their romance turns sour when the boy gets a little obsessive thinks it's a good idea to get on her family's good side by setting their house on fire. Read on!
The film is responsible for turning Brooke Shields into a star, not to mention giving us the chart-topping title song by Diana Ross, so maybe this will give an opportunity to another rising starlet to launch her career. As for Feste, Country Strong wasn't all the trailers cracked it up to be, and it was actually a much more powerful drama, though the story was rather derivative. Josh Safran a writer and producer of "Gossip Girl" and "Smash" is behind the script, so I'm betting this will definitely be geared towards the teenage audience. The question is whether or not we get a lame updated version of the original title song. I hope not.
fyi – Calvin Klein jeans, Pretty Baby, and The Blue Lagoon made Brooke Shields a star, not Endless Love…
khrodos on Aug 3, 2012
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