If Thomas Dekker really got what it takes, it's going to take everything he's got in a remake of Fame.
At the New York City High School for the Performing Arts, students get specialized training that often leads to success as actors, singers, etc. This movie follows four students from the time when they audition to get into the school through graduation.
Dekker (The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Heroes) is in negotiations to play Marco, a working class kid with some gnarly acting chops ready to compete. This baby already has a release date set for September 25th 2009, and a February start date. Other characters to be cast (and everyone will remember their names...) include an aspiring filmmaker, a shapely dancer, a slam poet, a salsa musician and a sheltered pianist.