Zac Efron to star in remake of Footloose?October 29th, 2008 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Oct 29 (ANI): American actor Zac Efron is in talks for Kevin Bacon’’s iconic role in the Paramount remake of the movie Footloose.
Efron has been rumoured to take the lead role in the movie, and after he made 42 million dollars last weekend for High School Musical 3, Paramount has moved forward with production and hopes to start filming next spring.
Kenny Ortega will be directing the movie along with Nick and Norah’’s Infinite Playlist director Peter Sollett, who will rewrite the script.
According to Variety magazine, the studio is also working on a slew of new songs to jazz up the soundtrack, reports New York Daily News.
However, many of the tunes from the original Footloose, such as Almost Paradise and Holding Out for a Hero, are still likely to pop up in the new film.
Efron stands to make several million dollars for the project, which targets an older teen audience and adults. (ANI)
- Footloose remake trailer released - Jun 22, 2011
- Newcomer Kenny Wormald lands the role of Kevin Bacon in Footloose - Jun 24, 2010
- Newcomer Kenny Wormald All Set To Star In 'Footloose' Remake - Jun 23, 2010
- Zac Efron pulls out of Footloose remake - Mar 24, 2009
- Chace Crawford to replace Zac Efron in 'Footloose' - May 20, 2009
- Chace Crawford walks out of Footloose remake - Apr 14, 2010
- Nude pics of 'Nick and Norah' star Kat Dennings hit the web - Nov 06, 2010
- Newcomer Kenny Wormald In Remake Of 'Footloose' - Jun 23, 2010
- Hayden Panettiere 'auditions for Footloose remake' - May 01, 2009
- Zac Efron To Star As Drug Dealer In "Snabba Cash" - Apr 16, 2010
- 'Dirty Dancing' remake in process - Aug 10, 2011
- Zac Efron eager to star in 'Memphis' movie - Aug 19, 2010
- Top 10 Big Screen Performances of 2008 revealed - Dec 31, 2008
- Julianne Hough wants to dance with Zac Efron - Jul 25, 2009
- Zac Efron to star in 'Footloose' remake - Oct 11, 2008
Tags: american actor, director peter, footloose, holding out for a hero, kenny ortega, kevin bacon, lead role, million dollars, new film, new songs, new york daily news, paramount, peter sollett, slew, take the lead, teen audience, tunes, variety magazine, york daily news, zac efron