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Ortega, Paramount No Longer Dancing on ‘Footloose’

Director clashes with studio over the tone and budget of remake

Kenny Ortega has lost the gig directing a remake of  "Footloose" because of differences with Paramount Pictures on tone and budget, Variety reported on Sunday.

The move comes days before the opening of the Ortega-directed Michael Jackson concert film “This is It,” which is expected to be huge. The studio is expected to start looking for a director on Monday.

Read more at Variety.