Newswire: Jim Belushi cast in Fox’s modern Urban Cowboy pilot

Jim Belushi has been cast in Fox’s upcoming drama pilot Urban Cowboy, a modern reimagining of the 1980 Paramount movie Urban Cowboy starring John Travolta and Debra Winger. Alfonso Herrera, who most recently co-starred in a psychic orgy in the Netflix series Sense8, was cast earlier this month as the television adaptation’s lead. Urban Cowboy is being developed for Fox by Craig Brewer, who rebooted Footloose, along with Robert Evans, who put together the original film. Brewer will write and direct the pilot.

The television series will closely follow the plot of the original film, which was about the star-crossed relationship of Sissy and Bud. Presumably, some small adjustments will be made to indicate that this is 2015’s Texas and not 1980’s Texas—although, we suspect those two things might not look all that different. Sorry, Texas. The outdated names of Sissy and Bud, at least …

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