'Footloose' is now fancy free at Paramount, where the producers of the upcoming remake of the 1984 musical-drama has picked Kenny Wormald, a 25-year old trained dancer from Boston to star in the film that begins production almost immediately, according to Deadline Hollywood. The studio supposedly tested more than 1,000 males for the lead role of Ren McCormack after Zac Efron and Chace Crawford nixed the role. 'Footloose' is now fancy free at Paramount, where the producers of the upcoming remake of the 1984 musical-drama has picked Kenny Wormald, a 25-year old trained dancer from Boston to star in the film that begins production almost immediately, according to Deadline Hollywood. The studio supposedly tested more than 1,000 males for the lead role of Ren McCormack after Zac Efron and Chace Crawford nixed the role.

Julianne Hough
will take the lead female role, and it's rumored that Dennis Quaid will play Reverend Shaw Moore, the heroine's strict father who's trying to uphold a town ban on dancing. Craig Brewer of 'Hustle & Flow' fame will direct after the initial director, Kenny Ortega, left over creative differences.

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