After Zac Efron's backing out drama and numerous speculations, the Footloose remake is now spelling out the name of Chace Crawford to reprise the lead role of Ren (previously played by Kevin Bacon). This news was confirmed directly by the producer Paramount Pictures to Perezhilton.com.
Now that we know who the leading man is, the leading lady will surely be another thing we would want to know. Four young female stars are said to be on the list that is led by Miley Cyrus, Hayden Panettiere, Amanda Byrnes and Julianne Hough. Tween fans might be leaning towards the Miley Cyrus option, but I think Hayden Panettiere should be given consideration too. This Footloose remake is to be megged by Kenny Ortega, the same man who directed High School Musical movies.