Craig Brewer is in negotiations to direct MGM's remake of The Idolmaker, which has Justin Timberlake attached to produce. It isn't known yet if the producer may star in the movie as well.

The project is based on director Taylor Hackford's 1980 drama The Idolmaker, which starred Ray Sharkey as legendary music promoter and manager Bob Marcucci, who discovered talented acts such as Frankie Avalon and Fabian. The story centered on the promoter as he sets out to turn two teenage boys into the next big stars. Edward Di Lorenzo wrote the script for the original film, but it isn't known if a writer is attached to the remake yet.

We first reported on this project back in February 2011, as one of several movies MGM was planning on remaking, which included Robocop, Mr. Mom and Poltergeist. In May 2011, we reported that Ryan Gosling had been attached to star and make his directorial debut. He is no longer involved with the project.

Hawk Koch and Gene Kirkwood, who produced the original 1980 movie The Idolmaker, are producing alongside Justin Timberlake. No production schedule was given.

Craig Brewer most recently directed the Footloose remake. His other directorial credits include Black Snake Moan and Hustle & Flow.