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Rumor of 'Footloose' Remake On Hold Denied

April 02, 2009 07:05:31 GMT

While throwing cold water to the speculation that the re-imagining of 'Footloose' is on hold due to Zac Efron's exit, Paramount Pictures wouldn't share a word on Chace Crawford's screen test rumor.


Rumor of 'Footloose' Remake On Hold Denied
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Contrary to earlier report claiming that "Footloose" is being put on hold in the wake of Zac Efron's withdrawal, Paramount Pictures have claimed the otherwise. Clarifying the brewing rumor was a spokesperson to the studio who contacted Entertainment Weekly and insisted that the remake project is "still moving forward".

When asked further on whether Chace Crawford has indeed tested for the lead role to fill in Efron's vacant part, the representative offered no comment, stating that "casting is still in progress." In the meantime, EW noted that two different sources have pointed out that the "Gossip Girl" heartthrob has met director Kenny Ortega, but it isn't clear whether it was for an official "screen test".

A remake to the 1984 Kevin Bacon-starring film, "Footloose", has been set to be directed by Kenny Ortega, the helmer of Disney's "High School Musical" series. It is expected to start its principal photography in Atlanta sometime this spring with a budget over $20 million and a possible 2010 release.

The re-imagining project originally was set to be Zac Efron's starring vehicle. It was fast-tracked following the box office success of Efron's "High School Musical 3: Senior Year".

© AceShowbiz.com




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posted by anonymous on Apr 16, 2009
I want to see Phil Collins of Fanny Pak in the role!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
posted by ahhh on Apr 04, 2009
derek hough for remake. amazing love him :) hough please
posted by Renee on Apr 03, 2009
Would love to see Derek Hough in the remake as he did it in London's West End and got rave reviews.

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