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Sometimes, you just gotta cut loose. You know what we mean, right? Kick off your Sunday shoes, get back before we crack, that sort of thing. In fact, for the last quarter of a century there's been a specific word for this sort of unrestrained revelry: footloose. And the latest Hollywood star to get footloose? Andie MacDowell.

Yes, according to Entertainment Weekly, MacDowell has signed on to co-star in the upcoming remake of the 1984 song and dance celebration 'Footloose.' MacDowell will be playing the role of Vi, wife of the rock music hating Reverend Shaw Moore, who will be played this time around by Dennis Quaid.
Sometimes, you just gotta cut loose. You know what we mean, right? Kick off your Sunday shoes, get back before we crack, that sort of thing. In fact, for the last quarter of a century there's been a specific word for this sort of unrestrained revelry: footloose. And the latest Hollywood star to get footloose? Andie MacDowell.

Yes, according to Entertainment Weekly, MacDowell has signed on to co-star in the upcoming remake of the 1984 song and dance celebration 'Footloose.' MacDowell will be playing the role of Vi, wife of the rock music hating Reverend Shaw Moore, who will be played this time around by Dennis Quaid.

The original 'Footloose,' you may recall, helped spark a mini dance revolution of its own in Hollywood thanks in part to performances by Kevin Bacon and Lori Singer as repressed teens looking to cut a rug in a town where rug cutting has been strictly forbidden by the town's grumpy pastor. This time around those roles will be played by relative unknowns Kenny Wormald and Julianne Hough, meaning MacDowell's addition (in a role originally played by Diane Wiest) should help provide a veteran foundation for the production.

This isn't the first on-screen romance for MacDowell and Quaid; back in 2001 they played husband and wife in the HBO film 'Dinner With Friends.' But while that film went on the garner an Emmy nomination, there's no doubt that expectations for the new 'Footloose' (which is set to premiere on April 1, 2011) are quite a bit higher, a tough situation for any actor considering that the movie's success may come down to the musical selections for the soundtrack more than the acting.

So what do you think? Is MacDowell a good fit for the part? Do you guys even want to see a 'Footloose' remake? Or should she leave her dancing shoes at home? Let us know your opinion. And in the meantime, here's a little something to help jog your memory -- and maybe put some pep in your step: