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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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  • Jen

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

  • omg

    I sense this may be a bad career move.

  • mertz

    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 shit 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.

  • athena

    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.

  • leslie

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

  • joy

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

  • Saudia

    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

  • Chris

    #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.

  • jules

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

  • marisa

    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.

  • Ams

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


    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?

  • Melissa

    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.

  • ashlee

    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.


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


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

  • kenza

    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.

  • chels

    he sings? well goodluck

  • chels

    he sings? well goodluck

  • LuckyL

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

  • Melissa

    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.

  • Halli

    Career killer. Mark my words.

  • pop86

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

  • overrated.

    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.

  • sunny

    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.

  • brina

    why is everyone being so negative geez, good luck to chace i hope the movie comes out goos :)

  • XUXA

    people, lighten up!

  • [~☆Fug Face Man!ston☆~]

    good career move.
    w/ zac they would have made it a kiddie movie.. and it would have sucked and bombed like 17 again.


    Good luck sweetie! Study those acting/singing/dancing lessons. I know you can do it!

  • Shaylee

    For the last time. . . FOOTLOOSE IS ABOUT DANCING, not singing.
    Anyone can dance, even people with two left feet, which I doubt Chace has.
    It will be fun and refreshing seeing him as Ren.
    People will see how charismatic Chace can be.
    Yay for him!

  • mertz

    it\s better the evil you know, than the evil you don’t know. people who say anyone can dance…or draw…or sing are disingenous. i watched dancing with the stars finale tonight and although tom bergeron was trying to be kind to chuck…his hips, feet, and arms were all wrong. they shouldn’t be trying to remake footloose. this isn’t a disney movie. i did go and see hairspray because a lot of my friends were in the movie, and i will admit that zac was good. as much as i like chace…he is and will never be kevin bacon. he can’t even try. this movie will flop, and i don’t even need to watch gg to know this. they better cast someone aside from him or hayden for this movie to be worth watching.

  • athena

    @ashlee: He’s done some horror flicks and some other movies…can’t think of the name of them, they weren’t blockbusters, but he has done other film work.

  • ness17

    didn’t know chace could sing and dance. i can’t really imagine him in such a role but it will be interesting to watch.

  • athena

    @[~☆Fug Face Man!ston☆~]: Zac chose not to do footloose because he was looking for a challenge. Not that he’s tired of musicals.
    17 Again was great and is a hit. It’s still in the top 10 list of movies…and is number two in one of the foreign countries…The movie is a success….sorry to disappoint you.

  • Mavis

    The guy dancing and singing? Oh no..just shoot me.

  • tenamoore

    @[~☆Fug Face Man!ston☆~]:

    17 again did not bomb at all, it made number 1 so how did it bomb can you tell me.

  • lala

    what?! I love gossip girl but this guy CAN’T act, seriously he’s like the worst actor I’ve ever seen. It’s ridiculous.

  • Las Vegas Nights

    ha ha this i cool one ,i think he sings

  • TLT

    drool drool

  • [~☆Fug Face Man!ston☆~]

    @athena: i didn’t say anything about why zac didn’t want to do footloose. LOL.. 17 again (which got HORRIBLE reviews) made – $27,741,238, foreign. silly child, you could never disappoint me.
    @tenamoore: 17 again made – $58,701,479, domestic. after all that damn promotion?!? that’s a flop! he’s still promoting the film for god sakez. LMAO.

  • laguna

    yay!!! :D

  • averil

    Congrats Chace, you are going to be awesome!

  • Thea

    EW. NO!!! NO NO NO NO NO NO!

  • LuckyL

    [~☆Fug Face Man!ston☆~] @ 05/20/2009 at 11:50 am

    @athena: i didn’t say anything about why zac didn’t want to do footloose. LOL.. 17 again (which got HORRIBLE reviews) made – $27,741,238, foreign. silly child, you could never disappoint me.
    @tenamoore: 17 again made – $58,701,479, domestic. after all that damn promotion?!? that’s a flop! he’s still promoting the film for god sakez. LMAO

    Not a flop.

    Budget $20,000,000 (est.)
    Gross revenue $107,001,479

    And it has been declared a commercial success. No one cares about reviews–critical acclaim is different from commercial success.

  • zacefronismyman

    BOOOO Zac Efrron is the best he shouldn’t have drooped out,, they could atleast hire someone with dancing and singing talent…

  • brina

    i hope this turns out good for chace!

  • Vestes de Cuisine

    IDK if Chace can live up to Kevin Bacon’s legcy?? We shall see.

  • Will Smith

    Is that so?

  • zacefronlover

    zac is the hottest we all adore him
    F*** U CHACE! u can barely barely act how about singin and dancing huh?

  • Lola

    now he’s old :c xD