It's Official: Chace Crawford's Gettin' Footloose
The Gossip Girl star will hoof it up in the remake of the 1984 musical
Crawford, 23, will play Ren McCormack, the rebellious dancing high schooler who launched the career of a then 25-year-old Kevin Bacon, Paramount Pictures has announced.
High School Musical star Efron told EW.com he passed on the role because he didn’t want to be type-cast as the musical guy and was searching instead for “the unknown.”
Footloose, to be directed by High School Musical‘s Kenny Ortega, is set to begin shooting in March 2010.