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'Footloose' remake is still alive, Paramount says

Apr 1, 2009, 04:30 PM | by Chris Nashawaty

Categories: Movie Biz

Paramount, the studio behind a remake of the 1984 box-office smash Footloose, denies that the movie-musical is on hold in the wake of Zac Efron's withdrawal from the project. A spokesperson for the studio told EW that Footloose was "still moving forward" but would not comment on reports that Gossip Girl heartthrob Chace Crawford had tested for the lead as Efron's replacement, saying only that "casting is still in progress." Two separate sources tell EW that Chace Crawford did in fact meet with the project's director, Kenny Ortega, though it is unclear whether that meeting was an official "screen test."
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