‘Urban Cowboy’ Remake Ordered to Pilot at Fox

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Courtesy of Paramount

Fox has given a pilot order to a modern adaptation of “Urban Cowboy,” the 1980 movie that starred John Travolta and Debra Winger as star-crossed lovers in Texas’ gritty world of rodeos, honkytonks and oil refineries.

The one-hour drama is penned and directed by Craig Brewer, who also directed and co-wrote the 2011 film remake of ‘Footloose.” He is exec producing, along with Robert Evans, HBO alum Sue Naegle and “Tyrant’s” Chris Levinson. It’s a co-production between Paramount TV and 20th Century Fox Television.

Evans, who produced the movie for Paramount, said “in the 35 years since I made the original ‘Urban Cowboy,’ country music and the influence of Texas has gone stratospheric. The timing could not be better to continue this story in the television world … And what an ace team of collaborators we have on board to make it happen.”

In May, Variety was the first to break the news of the project’s development.

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  1. Susie Powell says:

    Looking for Love was the star of that movie. And no one can sing it except Johnny Lee. Triple platinum!

    • Timmy Sims says:

      LOL! I am going to find that song and video on Google right now, We need to polish our boots and go dancin’ on a sawdusted floor, could I have this dance, Sissy Susie? ;-)

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