Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Chace Crawford to star in Footloose remake

Move over Kevin Bacon!

Paramount Pictures confirmed yesterday that Chace Crawford will star in the Footloose remake.

The Gossip Girl hunk was offered to play the lead role of Ren McCormack, after Zac Efron turned down the role in March.

"I want to grow a bit with the types of movies I want to make," Efron said in April. "It was more along the lines that I was looking for a new challenge, and this was another musical."

The film will be produced and directed by Kenny Ortega, who also directed High School Musical.

Hayden Panettiere, Amanda Bynes and Julianne Hough have also auditioned for the movie.

Footloose will begin shooting in March 2010.

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