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Zac Efron Considered Perfect for 'Footloose' Remake

October 10, 2008 07:30:59 GMT

Helmer Kenny Ortega reveals his wish to team up with his 'High School Musical 3' star if the 1984 Kevin Bacon-starring film were to be re-imagined.


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After "High School Musical 3: Senior Year", Hollywood newest hunk Zac Efron is likely to step into another musical role. Words are circulating in the media that "Senior Year" director Kenny Ortega wants the 20-year-old to take the lead role of the modern version of "Footloose", insisting that Efron would be "perfect" for the role.

Revealing his desire to re-team with his Troy Bolton's depicter, Ortega told BBC, "I think he'd be the perfect, perfect, perfect candidate to step in. I mean he's got this global excitement, this wonderful know-how." Further hinting that Efron may take the role once belonging to Kevin Bacon, the filmmaker then added, "He's the perfect age, so versatile, and talented and dynamic. You know it's hard for me to even imagine anybody that I think would be more perfectly suited."

About the possible part in "Footloose" remake, the Nikki Blonsky's co-star in "Hairspray" commented, "I'll always be open to more musicals. I think they're fun and I think it's our responsibility as performers to try and keep them alive. I love Footloose - it's a great movie." On the remake project of the 1984 flick itself, it is expected to begin sometime in 2009, according to Ortega.

The original "Footloose" film was directed by Herbert Ross and starred by Bacon and Sarah Jessica Parker. It tells the story of Ren McCormack, a teenager who moves to a small town where dancing and rock music are banned. Striving to have a memorable senior prom with music and dancing, he and his friends try to find a way around the law.

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posted by Happy on Jan 21, 2009
I think this is a horrible idea. It's fine to remake footloose, but having Kenny Ortega make it? Do we want it to be all pink and peachy keen?

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