'Urban Cowboy' remake in the works at Fox
Bud and Sissy could be making a comeback.
Fox is developing a remake of Urban Cowboy, the 1980 movie that starred John Travolta as a young cowboy looking for love in all the wrong places in a Houston bar.
Variety reports the network has commissioned a script from Craig Brewer, who would also direct the pilot if it advances to that stage. It would basically mirror the movie that also starred Debra Winger as Sissy, who meets Bud (Travolta) at the famed Gilley’s Bar. There are other plot points in the movie, like an oil refinery death and a nasty cowboy named Wes who was one helluva mechanical bull rider. (But you were a sexy cuss, Scott Glenn!)
If the project manages to go the distance, the reboot would serve as a companion series to the net’s breakout hit Empire.
Fox already has a drama on its fall lineup that’s based on a movie: Minority Report, which stars Wilmer Valderrama.