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College Kid to direct "Bye Bye Birdie"

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A 23 year old USC graduate by the name of Jon Chu is in talks to direct Columbia’s planned remake of "Bye Bye Birdie". According to The Hollywood Reporter, Thanks to a student musical short film he completed in December and was using as a calling card, Chu has suddenly found himself in negotiations to make his feature directorial debut on Columbia’s latest incarnation of "Birdie," with studio-based Red Wagon producing. Chu’s attention-grabbing short, "When the Kids Are Away," was made on a $20,000 budget and is about the secret lives of mothers and what they do when their families go away for a day — which is to sing and dance, including everything from salsa to swing to country to break dancing. Chu’s short caught the eye of Red Wagon producers Doug Wick and Lucy Fisher and convinced them that he was the man who could make "Birdie" fly again.

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