Flashdance: Justin Simien To Adapt And Direct Series Reboot At Paramount+

Deadline is reporting that Justin Simien has been brought onboard by Paramount+ to adapt and direct the series adaptation of the 1983 film Flashdance.

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In the 1983 film, which was directed by Adrian Lyne and starred Jennifer Beals, we followed the journey of Alex Owens, an eighteen-year-old who works as a welder at the local steel mill by day and as a sensual dancer at a cabaret bar by night, who aspires of becoming a professional ballerina.

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Reports state that the series will be a contemporary take on the film, focusing on a young black woman with ballet-dreams and a strip club reality who struggles to find her place in the world while navigating romance, money, art, friendship and how to love herself.

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The project has been in development since late October 2020, with Tracy McMillian originally being brought on board to write the script and Angela Robinson originally on board to direct.