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)

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