It has been announced today that an hour-long TV series based on the 1985 movie “St. Elmo’s Fire” is in the works at ABC. Topher Grace, who very stupidly left “That 70s Show” in order to do, well, nothing, is one of the producers. Our friends at TV.com have a great article about who they want to see cast in this update of the worst Brat Pack movie.
My personal favorite suggestion of TV.com is Topher Grace himself cast as Judd Nelson’s Alec Newbury. They wrote, “Sure he’s a little old, but that’s never stopped TV before. After all, Luke Perry was 72 years old when he began on “90210.” So it could work.”
I also like the suggestion of Mandy Moore as Mare Winningham’s Wendy Beamish and Gaius Charles as Emilio Estevez’s Kirby Keager.