Wednesday, June 10, 2009


The buzz in Hollywood is that American Idol's Simon Cowell is in talks with producer Robert Stigwood to remake the 1977 classic, "Saturday Night Fever."
Simon has his eye on cutie Zac Efron to play Tony Manero, the tight-pants-wearing disco king originally played by John Travolta.
Sources tell Britain's The Sun newspaper that Cowell has been looking into buying the rights for years and has opened discussions with Stigwood, who owns the rights to the screenplay.
“The charm offensive has been in full swing and they made a breakthrough over the last couple of weeks. Robert was keen to get some assurances the original wouldn’t be completely butchered before he agreed to the deal," the source told the paper.
“Simon has been drawing up a list of people he wants to get involved. When that meets Robert’s expectations, the contracts will be signed.”
Word is that hip-hop producer Timbaland might get tapped to rework that awesome Bee Gees soundtrack.
Watch the first three minutes of the movie and see if you can envision the "High School Musical" star in the role.


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