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While Chace Crawford is making headlines this week for his under-the-radar-romance with ‘Twilight’ & ‘New Moon’ actress Ashley Greene, the actor is getting some serious dance skills under his belt for his role in the remake of ‘Footloose.’ Crawford has to work at creating a new take on the classic movie and has said the original star, Kevin Bacon, is behind his choice to change the way Ren McCormack is portrayed.
I want to do something different. No one wants to imitate. It’s gonna be one of those things,” he insisted. He also claimed that Bacon has supported his idea, saying “I’m just thrilled that he’s supporting it.” However, when asked whether the original star will appear as a cameo in the remake, Crawford refused to confirm but teased, “You never know. We’ll see.”
The actor is in New York City now filming ‘Gossip Girl’ episodes for the new season and in between is working a new set of muscles. The ‘modern adaption’ with Crawford and Julianne Hough, is due in theaters June 2010.
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A pairing made in Hollywood heaven if it actually happens – Miley Cyrus and Zac Efron are being talked about to be in the updated version of the classic beach film series ‘Gidget.’
Said flick is envisioned to be the first in a long-line of “Gidget” movies. The musical-comedy will feature popstress Cyrus in the titular role, that of a young girl who discovers surfing and love (in that order) during one transitive summer. Efron is, we suspect, being sought to play the love interest.
All this is speculative still and it seems unlikely that Efron would join this because he has turned away from musical movies (‘Footloose.‘) Brittany Snow, Efron’s co-star from ‘Hairspray’ is also part of the equation that execs would like to have happen.
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People Magazine unveiled it’s tenth annual Hottest Bachelor issue and Chace Crawford is the 2009 winner. The Gossip Girl star is set to star in the high profile reboot of the 80′s classic Footloose and has this to say about his perfect date:
“All you need is a pool table, beer, an electric jukebox and good conversation. The day a girl beats me in a game of Beirut [a kind of beer pong] is a good sign!”
Others chosen for this year’s list include Chris Pine, Robert Pattinson, Shia LaBeouf, Kellan Lutz, Prince Harry and Zac Efron. The issue is on sale on Friday.
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Chace Crawford is eyeing the role that made Kevin Bacon famous in the 80′s: Ren McCormick of ‘Footloose.’ Now that Zac Efron has officially dropped out and is headed for a dramatic role instead of another musical, the door is wide open for someone else to step in and make it their own. E!Online’s Marc Malkin has this to say:
I just got word that the Gossip Girl star tested this weekend for the Zac Efron-ditched remake of Footloose.
“He did really well,” a source tells me.
Now Crawford could be a really good choice and certainly would be fun to watch.
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No longer a part of the Footloose remake floating around Hollywood, Zac Efron is negotiating for a role in a different movie altogether. The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud is a novel being adapted for the big screen with the hopes of Efron in the lead role of the cemetary caretaker. In the Ben Sherwood story, the title character loses his younger brother in a car accident and Charlie develops the ability to see and talk to his sibling’s ghost. After meeting a young woman who almost dies, Charlie St. Cloud starts to live again and the image of his brother begins to fade and frighten him. Sounds like a great change from the Disney High School Musical genre for Efron.
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He is famous for starring in musicals and now Zac Efron has dropped out of one of the biggest remakes around. In the 80′s ‘Footloose’ put Kevin Bacon on the map and while Efron is arguably one of the biggest teen stars around, this updated version might have given him an entirely new audience. It just isn’t meant to be.
“Footloose is a project we’ve longed to see re-booted for a new generation. While Zac is no longer attached, we remain excited and committed to the collective brain trust of [director] Kenny Ortega, [producers] Neil Meron and Craig Zaden, who will reinvigorate the franchise,” a Paramount Pictures rep told Usmagazine.com Monday. “Their fresh take on the film will undoubtedly be filled with the same kind of breakout performances that we’ve come to expect from them.”
It is thought that Efron wants to break out of the musical genre and take on parts that are more varied. I have to say, I think he’s right to try to fill out his career with other types of movies. The High School Musical trilogy and Hairspray successes could make it difficult for him as an actor long term. If his latest movie, 17 Again doesn’t do well, he could find himself facing limited musical parts being offered. Hopefully for him, this isn’t the case and he can find challenging roles in many genres.
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