Julianne Hough Is Turning It 'Footloose'

Julianne HoughIt was confirmed today what had been speculated about for quite a while now: “Dancing With the Stars” dancer-turned-country singer Julianne Hough can now add "actress" to her résumé.

The official word has come down that Julianne will star alongside Chace Crawford in the "Footloose" remake, reports Variety. It's the latest casting news in the flick since Chace replaced Zac Efron in the role of Ren McCormack.

Last month, at the MTV Movie Awards, the film's director, Kenny Ortega, told E! Online how much he'd love to see Julianne in the film. "I love her," he said. "I adore her. I'm a big fan of hers. Not only how beautiful but how deep her talent goes."

After he got cast in the role, Chace spoke to MTV News about how excited he was to be the film's leading man. "I hope they know I can dance. I don't know. It's a fun script, and actually stepping out of my shell and doing the dancing thing is probably the most exciting part."

He also shared that the original "Footloose" star, Kevin Bacon, had given Chace his blessing. "Yes, yes, he brought out this little thing of oil. It was really weird and, like, it just dripped down ever so slightly," he said. "It was cool."

So, are you excited to see Chace and Julianne in the movie together?