Fame took the film world by storm when it was released in 1980. Dance musicals had been done before, but Fame captured the drive, perserverance, and heartbreak of the auditioning process. Almost thirty years later, Kevin Tancharoen brings us a remake of this cultural milestone with a modern twist. Tancharoen, making his directing debut after years of professional dancing and choreography, is best known for his stylized work with numerous pop artists. Here, Kevin was tasked with finding new and talented faces to bring the Fame remake to life. Check out our exclusive interviews below with cast members Naturi Naughton, Kherington Payne, Kay Panabaker, Walter Perez, and Asher Book. They discuss how their dreams came true by living up to the standard set by the original. Click on the video below to watch now:

A reinvention of the original Oscar-winning 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. Fame was directed by Kevin Tancharoen and stars Debbie Allen, Charles S. Dutton, Kelsey Grammer, Megan Mullally, Bebe Neuwirth, Kristy Flores, Paul Iacono, Paul McGill, Naturi Naughton, Kay Panabaker, Kherington Payne, Collins Pennie, Walter Perez, Anna Maria Perez de Tagle, and Asher Book. The film opens this Friday, September 25th, 2009.

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