Kyra Sedgwick: “Chace Crawford Has Big Shoes To Fill”

Kyra Sedgwick says Chace Crawford has “big shoes to fill” when he takes of her husband Kevin Bacon’s role in the remake of Footloose.

The Gossip Girl star has landed the role of Ren McCormack after High School Musical star Zac Efron pulled out of the project earlier this year. Chace is undergoing grueling singing and dancing lessons to prepare for filming, which begins next year.

“It’s that Chace Crawford guy, right?” The Closer actress said in an interview with PEOPLE over the weekend. “We’re thrilled! [Daughter] Sosie is a big fan.”

“We met him at the White House Correspondent’s Dinner. Kevin and he had a chat. He’s very sweet. He has big shoes to fill!”

In the original 1984 film, big city boy Ren moves to a small town where rock music and dancing has been outlawed by a local minister. Ren decides to get the laws changed and falls in love with preacher’s daughter Ariel in the process.

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