Footloose Remake To Star Kenny Wormald

Paramount Pictures has announced new actor Kenny Wormald to play the lead actor for the upcoming movie remake of the 1984 film Footloose.

Kenny Wormald will play the role of Ren McCormack – a character that was previously played by Kevin Bacon.

Previously, High School Musical star Zac Efron and Gossip Girl actor Chace Crawford were rumored to play the role but it’s now been confirmed that the 25-year old dancer of Justin Timberlake will play the role.

He will play with Dennis Quaid and country star Julianne Hough in the movie remake, roles which were originally played by Jon Lithgow and Lori Singer respectively.

The film is directed by Craig Brewer and will be released in April 2011.

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