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Simon Cowell Bringing "Idol" to the Big Screen

Simon Cowell Bringing "Idol" to the Big Screen

Having already conquered British TV, American TV and even McDonald's, Simon Cowell is turning his attention to film. The "American Idol" producer is working on a film called Star Struck, a Fame-meets-Rocky story set — where else? — behind the scenes at a singing reality show.

"Fame was all about young people wanting to be famous, and in order to do that, they enrolled in a drama school," Cowell told the Hollywood Reporter. "The difference 25 years later is that everyone who wants to be famous today signs up for 'American Idol.' "

The movie will follow 10 contestants through the stages of the show, starting with the auditions. The Reporter continues:

For authenticity, the leads in the film — playing participants in a TV singing competition — will be cast through nationwide open call auditions similar to those used on the reality shows. Cowell, who hopes to hold the calls early next year in seven or eight cities, believes casting unknowns for the leads is crucial.

So basically, it's exactly like "Idol," but fictionalized, wrapped up in two hours, and costing you more money to watch it. Mmkay. Well, it has to be better than From Justin to Kelly ... right?

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starrose starrose 9 years
wow
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 9 years
i hated Fame. Not an AI fan, either.
bugness bugness 9 years
American Dreamz... Dreams with a Z!
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 9 years
I'll pass on watching this film.
jennifer76 jennifer76 9 years
Ok, I have no desire to see this. Except that I'm assuming he's a find-a-working-model-and-stick-with-it kinda guy. So, I'm going to want to see if I can pick out which former contestants he's "cloned" with his choices. :P
quesera79 quesera79 9 years
I'll definitely pass on this one.
Linda-McP Linda-McP 9 years
Well, at least for now, Sanjaya won't get a starring role since he wants to cast unknowns. For that, maybe we can be thankful. I'll pass on this one for sure.
pinkflats pinkflats 9 years
And the world comes to an end. AT. THIS. VERY. SECOND. lol. Seriously I think their should be a law against American Idol; limit their branding. First the jeans line and now this. It's absolutely, disgustingly overwhelming.
Pink_Lipstick Pink_Lipstick 9 years
*American, I mean. :)
Pink_Lipstick Pink_Lipstick 9 years
Blech. I'm so over him and Americal Idol.
Kazagirl Kazagirl 9 years
Does he not remember "from justin to kelly". Seriously stick to reality television.
shafiii shafiii 9 years
oh god... this is gonna be horrible
tralalala tralalala 9 years
Just let it die Simon, just let it die.
SassAndBide SassAndBide 9 years
EWWW have you not learned anything from "from justin to kelly" :S
ALSW ALSW 9 years
Definitely not gonna go see that.
theboyslover theboyslover 9 years
I agree. I wonder what type of audience will this movie attract
rachellaine rachellaine 9 years
stupid stupid stupid... i love AI, but this is stupid
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