Just a week after Zac Efron dropped out of the “Footloose” remake , we’ve gotten word that another pretty face has been linked to the project. According to reports, “Gossip Girl” star Chace Crawford has auditioned for the role.
“He did really well,” a source told E! News. Crawford’s name originally came up after gossip blogs and Web sites began suggesting him as a replacement for [artist id=”2441685″]Efron[/artist].
After Efron dropped out of the film to pursue other types of roles, Paramount released a statement saying they remain committed to the Kenny Ortega-helmed film. Ortega also did the “High School Musical” movies with Efron.
” ‘Footloose’ is a project we’ve longed to see rebooted 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,” a Paramount Pictures rep told UsMagazine.com. “Their fresh take on the film will undoubtedly be filled with the same kind of breakout performances that we’ve come to expect from them.”
Just days after Efron dropped out of “Footloose,” it was announced he’d be in the more serious film, “The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud,” which will be directed by his “17 Again” director Burr Steers. The film is about “a caretaker at a cemetery who manages to have weekly meetings with a younger brother whose accidental death he feels was his fault.”
Reps for Crawford and “Footloose” did not respond to comment from MTV News.
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