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‘St. Elmo’s Fire’ Drama in Development at NBC

Original Film Was Released in 1985

NBC has put in development “St. Elmo’s Fire,” a modern adaptation of the cult classic 1985 theatrical from Sony Pictures Television. Written by “Drop Dead Diva” creator Josh Berman, the updated “St. Elmo’s Fire” will showcase a group of close friends struggling with career, commitment and the responsibilities of adulthood.

The original film starred Emilio Estevez, Rob Lowe, Andrew McCarthy, Demi Moore, Judd Nelson, Ally Sheedy and Mare Winningham and revolved around a group of Georgetown University graduates as they adjusted to life and adulthood after college. Produced for a budget of $10 million, “St. Elmo’s Fire” grossed $37.8 million domestically.

The cast members of “St. Elmo’s Fire,” alongside 1985’s “The Breakfast Club,” were nicknamed “The Brat Pack” for their work in the two coming-of-age movies.