Just call him Ren McCormack.
Chace Crawford will star in an upcoming remake of the hit ’80s movie Footloose.
The Hollywood Reporter has learned that the Gossip Girl actor has inked a deal to “cut footloose” in Paramount’s revival of the 1984 film about a big town teen with fancy feet who moves to a sleepy town where dancing has been outlawed. Chace’s casting will see the 23-year-old actor stepping into the role of Ren McCormack, a character Kevin Bacon made famous 25 years ago.
Filming will begin in March. Footloose opens in June 2010.
Eh — I absolutely adored Footloose as a teenager, after first discovering it at 14. Since I am an “If it isn’t broke, why fix it?” kinda girl, I’m totally against remaking this movie. With that being said, it’s not likely that I’ll be gung ho about anyone that they cast in this calamity. But let us know what you think of the news that Chace Crawford will be starring in the new Footloose.
Can he pull it off?