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Chace Crawford is Officially Footloose

Chace Crawford is Officially Footloose

Gossip Girl‘s Chace Crawford has been confirmed to star in the remake of the musical film Footloose.

According to Us Weekly, the 23-year-old actor has been thinking about the part but didn’t officially sign until this week.

Chace will be playing Ren, who was played by Kevin Bacon in the 1984 original. Back in March, High School Musical‘s Zac Efron had dropped out of the movie to pursue other roles outside of music.

Chace will be joining director Kenny Ortega and is expected to start filming in March of next year.

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50 Responses to “Chace Crawford is Officially Footloose”

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  1. 1
    Jen Says:

    Can he seriously sing and dance? He’s barely acted, from what he’s had on Gossip Girl.

  2. 2
    omg Says:

    I sense this may be a bad career move.

  3. 3
    mertz Says:

    OMG. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY. he’s the worst. hahahaha. oh f***. that’s a definate guarantee i’m not seeing that movie.

    not because i care about either of these guys but zefron has been doing this **** for a while. how come he’s not doing this…i mean he has the experience for it. i can’t even keep looking at this and refrain from shaking my head. this is the worst. why did i click on this link. i thought jared was being funny or something. i know he was in talks and all but really. are they serious.

  4. 4
    athena Says:

    Well, congrats to Chace. It will be interesting to see him do this role…after all, he’s an actor, and Chace may see it as a challenge.

  5. 5
    leslie Says:

    Can he even sing and dance?
    Stick to gossip girl boo !

  6. 6
    joy Says:

    kinda surprisng but i think he’ll do great..nd he’s really hott =]

  7. 7
    Saudia Says:

    FLOP! There shouldn’t be a remake in the first place .. and Chace is just good eye candy, he’s depressing as Nate on GG ..sigh

  8. 8
    Chris Says:

    #2, I sense that your senses are correct. This remake was an awful idea even with Zac (who actually had the charisma to pull it off). And what’s even more weird is that it appears that they just picked Chace because he somewhat resembles Zac as opposed to going out and finding an actual song and dance man. I don’t know what these producers are thinking. This is just weird.

  9. 9
    jules Says:

    I hope hewill show us that he can act,I really hope…

  10. 10
    marisa Says:

    Gosh, i won’t be seeing this, even if he is cute. Zac Efron that was a very stupid move for you to turn down footloose. big mistake.

  11. 11
    Ams Says:

    Who knew? I for one had no clue he can sing/dance… sweet though.

  12. 12

    im pretty sure he’ll prepare for the role. if he can’t dance, they’ll teach him. footloose is not a singing movie, so he only needs to learn to dance.
    chace doesnt have that much experience acting, but he’s growing and we should be supportive of young actors who are trying to believe in themselves and make it.
    ive seen every single movie of his and GG episode and i can see how much he’s grown.
    hell do great, why not.
    congratulations chace!
    and you’re so hot! hotter than Kevin Bacon and Efron!
    i wonder wholl play Daryl Hannah’s role, does anyone know?

  13. 13
    Melissa Says:

    I don’t care if Chace is hot or not, this is a really bad casting decision. Seriously, can Chace even sing or dance? I am thinking no as he can barely act from what I heard. I so won’t be seeing this movie.

  14. 14
    ashlee Says:

    wow!!! the only thing he’s ever done is that reality show he’s on, isn’t it? this sounds like a big career move for him. hope it works out. he seems like a nice guy.

  15. 15

    lots of pressure on Chace, but he could surprise us all. we dont know.

  16. 16

    Hayden Pannettiere is rumored to play Hannah’s role.
    hot couple.

  17. 17
    kenza Says:

    NOOOOOO! Can he even dance or sing!? And I don’t want to see him lipsynching over someone else’s voice. Casting him offically just killed this remake.

  18. 18
    chels Says:

    he sings? well goodluck

  19. 19
    chels Says:

    he sings? well goodluck

  20. 20
    LuckyL Says:

    That’ll suck. Only possible remake guy could have been Zac.

  21. 21
    Melissa Says:

    Who cares, he looked delicious in that suit from Gossip Girl. I could care less what comes out of his mouth – he can stand there silent for all I care.

  22. 22
    Halli Says:

    Career killer. Mark my words.

  23. 23
    pop86 Says:

    I hope Chace has the skills to pull this off because I think a remake of “Footloose” is a career killer.

  24. 24
    overrated. Says:

    Hm, this could either be a good thing for Chace. Or, it could be a horrible thing for him. But who knows, he might surprise us with his acting skills. If he has any. As for Zac who dropped out. Good on you Zac !! Finally, going separate ways from musical movies.

  25. 25
    sunny Says:

    They shouldn’t even be making a remake of Footloose. All these “remakes” are slowly killing the original movies. More screaming girls come to see them just because they put hot young hollywood actors in them instead of guys that can actually act.

    Was a bad role for Zac, whose basically done ONLY musicals and is a bad role for Chace who probably can’t even sing with that deep ass voice.

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