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We can dance if we want to, the Footloose reboot has found its leading man

06.22.2010

We can leave our friends behind...cause if your friends don't dance...if they don't dance, well they're no friends of mine.

Sorry had to complete the lyrics.

Anyway, looks like the FOOTLOOSE remake has a new Kevin Bacon. Taking on the role of repressed dancer, Ren McCormack will be none other than Kenny Wormald!

Who???

After an extensive and exhausting worldwide search, newbie Kenny Wormald will be dancing into our hearts. For those of you who watch shows like DANCING WITH THE STARS, Julianne Hough will play the role of Ariel. Taking on the role of her Preacher Dad is Dennis Quaid. Reverend Shaw Moore was originally played by the amazing John Lithgow. It's sad that he won't be back to argue that dancing is a sexy tool used by the devil. But I know that Quaid will give it his 110%. Another newbie to join is Miles Teller who is filling the shoes once worn by Chris Penn as Willard Hewitt. Teller can be seen next in THE RABBIT HOLE starring Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart.

The remake is being directed and written by Craig Brewer (BLACK SNAKE MOAN, HUSTLE & FLOW). Craig Zadan, who also served as a producer on the original film, joins partner Neil Meron (CHICAGO) and producers Brad Weston and Dylan Sellers (AGENT CODY BANKS) on the remake.

The producers are psyched about the casting of Wormald, “I saw ‘Footloose’ in my hometown theater when I was 13-years-old and it rocked my world. It was a teenage rebellion movie that explored the struggles of faith and family in a small town, and it had an awesome soundtrack. I can promise ‘Footloose’ fans that I will be true to the spirit of the original film. But I still gotta put my own Southern grit into it and kick it into 2011. It's going to be a blast!" said Brewer.

Zadan adds, "When we discovered Kevin Bacon in 1984, we were both excited and gratified – and also knew the chances of ever duplicating that effort was a million to one shot. Decades later Kenny Wormald proved history could repeat itself. We've wanted to work with Brewer ever since we saw ‘Hustle & Flow.’ His fresh and contemporary vision will bring ‘Footloose’ to a whole new generation of moviegoers when the movie opens in 2011."

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1:47PM on 06/23/2010
The only thing going for this remake is the director. But they got that going for them and that's somethin'.
The only thing going for this remake is the director. But they got that going for them and that's somethin'.
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9:02PM on 06/22/2010
Until next week when it is being recast again
Until next week when it is being recast again
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7:10PM on 06/22/2010
We can dance, we can dance, everything out of control.

We can dance, we can dance, doin' it pole to pole.

We can dance, we can dance, everybody look at your hands.

We can dance, we can dance, everybody's takin' the chance.


Oh well the safety dance.

Yes the safety dance!
We can dance, we can dance, everything out of control.

We can dance, we can dance, doin' it pole to pole.

We can dance, we can dance, everybody look at your hands.

We can dance, we can dance, everybody's takin' the chance.


Oh well the safety dance.

Yes the safety dance!
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7:06PM on 06/22/2010
It's the Dennis Quaid rule.

Any movie he's done since Traffic has been a steaming pile of horse shit. Don't believe me?

The Rookie
Cold Creek Manor
The Alamo
The Day After Tomorrow
In Good Company
Flight of the Phoenix
Yours, Mine, and Ours
American Dreamz
Smart People
Vantage Point
The Express
Horsemen
G.I. Joe Rise of the Tatum
Pandorum
.. and last but not least, fucking LEGION.

wow.. just wow. That's 10 years of garbage right there.
It's the Dennis Quaid rule.

Any movie he's done since Traffic has been a steaming pile of horse shit. Don't believe me?

The Rookie
Cold Creek Manor
The Alamo
The Day After Tomorrow
In Good Company
Flight of the Phoenix
Yours, Mine, and Ours
American Dreamz
Smart People
Vantage Point
The Express
Horsemen
G.I. Joe Rise of the Tatum
Pandorum
.. and last but not least, fucking LEGION.

wow.. just wow. That's 10 years of garbage right there.
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6:10PM on 06/22/2010
I'm very apathetic toward this remake, I must admit.
I'm very apathetic toward this remake, I must admit.
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5:30PM on 06/22/2010
wonder if they will replace the glory that is Kenny Loggins with the shitshow that is the Black Eyed Peas
wonder if they will replace the glory that is Kenny Loggins with the shitshow that is the Black Eyed Peas
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5:13PM on 06/22/2010
Bad Idea. If it's not broke don't fix it. I wouldn't even rent it.
Bad Idea. If it's not broke don't fix it. I wouldn't even rent it.
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