Zac Efron pulls out of Footloose remake

March 24th, 2009 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI  

Washington, Mar 24 (ANI): Hollywood actor Zac Efron has pulled out of the musical remake of Footloose.

Although Zac was in talks to reprise the role of Kevin Bacon in the remake of the 1984 flick, he decided to leave the project.

Though Zac has left the flick, Paramount pictures are still thrilled about the remake and are hunting for an apt replacement.

“Footloose is a project we”ve longed to see re-booted for a new generation. While Zac is no longer attached, we remain excited and committed to the collective brain trust of [director] Kenny Ortega, [producers] Neil Meron and Craig Zaden, who will reinvigorate the franchise,” Us Weekly quoted a Paramount Pictures representative, as saying.

“Their fresh take on the film will undoubtedly be filled with the same kind of breakout performances that weve come to expect from them, the representative added.

Although the High School Musical actor has pulled out of the flick, he still hasnt publicly revealed the reason behind his move. (ANI)

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