Cast of Fame unveiled
According to Hollywood Reporter, MGM has announced nine names confirmed for the film including Kristy Flores, Paul Iacono, Naturi Naughton, Kay Panabaker, Collins Pennie, Walter Perez and Anna Maria Perez de Tagle.
It is rumoured that Thomas Dekker, from TV series Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, is in negotiations to take the lead male role in the $25 million (£14.7 million) production.
Debbie Allen, who starred in the original 1980 film as Lydia, could also be set to return in a cameo role, according to reports.
Mary Parent, chairman of MGM, told the site the cast of relatively unknown actors "mirrors the stories of the musical's characters".
In other news, Hulk actor Eric Bana is currently in negotiations to appear in a remake of French drama Le Convoyeur.
His possible appearance in the film could be affected by his commitments to promote the new Star Trek film, in which he plays the villain character.
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