20 September 2012 8:04 AM, PDT | kidspickflicks | See recent kidspickflicks news »

Brett Ratner and his Rat Entertainment (Mirror, Mirror) will produce the remake of The Flamingo Kid for Disney. The original is set in 1963 and starred Matt Dillon as a recent high school grad who comes from a blue collar family who gets a summer job at the Flamingo club while he decides what to do with his life. He gets taken in by the members' ritzy lifestyle and becomes mentored by a slick, stylish owner of a car dealership. He is all set to start working at the car dealership when a series of events unravels his belief in the car dealer and the lifestyle he sees around him. One of the film's original producers, Michael Phillips, is also producing the film through his Lighthouse Productions (Close Encounters of the Third Kind). 

Music director Nzingha Stewart (Jay-z, 50 Cent, Common, Missy Elliott) will write the script. Garry Marshall (Valentine's Day, Pretty Woman »

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