Well, directorial duties might have been sorted out at long last, but the starring role still hasn't been cast, and the clock is ticking for a planned summer shoot. So far, the only official star attached is Julianne Hough from Dancing With the Stars, and while there's no word on who will be the the male lead, Paramount is looking for unknowns to play some of the other dancing high school dudes.
Paramount is looking for guys 18 or older who can play high school seniors, and although you don't have to be a trained dancer, you gotta be quick on the uptake when it comes to learning Footloose's smooth moves. You can download your audition scene from the official casting website, as well as consent forms and more instructions on how to get your video to the right folks. The deadline is June 9th, 2010, which seems like a very quick turnaround for a summer shoot that doesn't even have an announced male lead.
If Greyson Chance, a 12-year-old Lady Gaga fan whose YouTube video of Lady Gaga's "Paparazzi" can go viral and get him on the Ellen Degeneres show and even inspire the media maven to start her own record label, maybe this is the modern version of a Hollywood producer discovering a young starlet at a soda shop. Hey, why not?
Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to go start my own YouTube channel...