Written and exec-produced by Craig Brewer (Hustle & Flow), Fox’s “modern reimagining” of the original film will, per the official logline, follow on-the-run rodeo-circuit rider Kyle (played by Sense8‘s Alfonso Herrera) and Gaby, “two star-crossed young lovers, as they pursue their dreams and passions through the sweat of line-dancing in honky-tonks, the grime of the oil refineries and the glamour of modern Texas. It’s about family legacies, starting over, finding true love and the American dream.”
Belushi will play Marshall, a spirited long-haul truck driver-turned-honky-tonk owner, someone who is as much of a Houston institution as his bar Gilley’s. Cooper Huckabee (True Blood) played the role in the 1980 film.
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Belushi’s previous TV credits also include eight seasons of According to Jim, The Defenders, Wild Palms and Saturday Night Live.