This Guy I'm Barely Familiar With Now in 'Footloose'

May 20, 2009

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Zac Efron and Chace Crawford: both are up-and-coming, bright-eyed young stars, both are popular with teenage girls, and both arrived from the plane of Faerie about twenty-five millennia ago (source). So when Efron announced he'd be dropping out of his starring role in Paramount's Footloose remake, there was, of course, only one overly-pretty face to take his spot:

Chace Crawford has signed on to star in Paramount Pictures' remake of "Footloose."

The Kenny Ortega-helmed project had been thrown into doubt when Zac Efron decided against making another tuner so soon after "High School Musical 3" and instead signed on for "The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud."

Although Crawford's involvement has long been rumored, his reps were only just now able to ink a deal to bring the "Gossip Girl" star aboard the pic.

Whatever. Either way, Kevin Bacon is rolling in his Bacon Brothers Band stool.

Chace Crawford set for 'Footloose' [Variety]

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