Kelsey Grammer, Megan Mullally Crave Fame
Megan Mullally, Kelsey Grammer
Fame is looking good the second time around for Kelsey Grammer, Megan Mullally and Debbie Allen.
The trio, along with Bebe Neuwirth and Charles S. Dutton, has been tapped to star in the remake of the 1980 classic as instructors and supervisors at the prestigious New York City High School of Performing Arts, Variety reports.
Production begins Wednesday on the flick, which will follow the same premise as the first film — chronicling a slew of dancers, singers, actors and artists over four years from auditions to graduation.
Allen, who appeared in the original Fame as dance teacher Lydia Grant, will return to the school's halls as principal.
Grammer will play the orchestra conductor; Mullally, a voice teacher; Neuwirth, a dance instructor; and Dutton, an acting teacher.
Fame will "live forever" again Sept. 25, 2009.