City kid Ren MacCormack moves to a small town where rock ‘n’ roll and dancing have been banned, and his rebellious spirit shakes up the populace. –IMDb
Craig Brewer (born December 6, 1971) is an American film director and screenwriter. His 2005 movie Hustle & Flow won the Audience Award at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival and achieved commercial success, along with an Academy Award for Best Original Song, “It’s Hard Out Here for a Pimp”.
Hustle & Flow was financed by filmmaker John Singleton, also produced by Stephanie Allain, Preston Holmes and executive produced by Dwight Williams.
Brewer’s subsequent project, Black Snake Moan, began filming in September 2005 and stars Samuel L. Jackson, Christina Ricci, and Justin Timberlake. Black Snake Moan was partially filmed in Memphis, Tennessee. Production completed on Black Snake Moan in October 2005 and it was released on March 2, 2007. His first big-budget film, a remake of the 1984 film, Footloose was released on October 14th, 2011 after Brewer and the two stars of the film Kenny Wormald and Julianne Hough completed a national press tour promoting the film. The film… read more
Not without its moments – actors Kenny Wormald (Ren) and Miles Teller (Willard) have good chemistry, especially their first meeting (which plays out like a “meet cute”) – and there’s some clever re… read review