Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Film News: Crawford Brings Home the Bacon with Footloose

It's been a long day, so you're just going to have to forgive the bad Kevin Bacon pun. Paramount Pictures has confirmed that Gossip Girl's Chase Crawford has signed on for the lead role in the long-discussed Footloose film remake. Originally, High School Musical star and tween favorite Zac Efron was attached to the project, but dropped out in March.

Kenny Ortega (High School Musical trilogy, Dirty Dancing) will produce and direct the remake of the 1984 flick that starred Kevin Bacon as the rebellious, dancing Ren McCormack.

Several starlets have auditioned or are rumored to be under consideration for the role of Ariel Moore. Recent rumors have added Miley Cyrus' name to the mix, in additon to Hayden Panettiere, Amanda Bynes and Dancing With the Stars pro/country music singer Julianne Hough.

Watch one of the iconic dance scenes from the original Footloose:

[UsMagazine.com][E! Online]

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