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MGM planning 'Valley Girl' musical remake

June 3, 2009 at 2:21 PM   |   Comments

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LOS ANGELES, June 3 (UPI) -- Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Wednesday confirmed Jason Moore will direct the musical reimagining of the 1983 Hollywood film "Valley Girl."

Amy Talkington wrote the script for the big-screen remake, which utilizes the original film's Romeo & Juliet storyline, as well as its clash between the early 1980s Los Angeles punk scene and suburban Valley culture.

The 1983 film starred Nicolas Cage and Deborah Foreman as star-crossed teen lovers Randy and Julie.

The remake will mark Moore's feature film directorial debut. He recently directed Broadway's "Shrek The Musical," which has been nominated for eight Tony Awards.

Topics: Jason Moore
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