Chace dances out of Footloose?
Published 13/04/2010 | 18:02
Chace Crawford won't be dancing onto the big screen in the Footloose remake, it has been reported.
The Gossip Girl star was due to take the lead in the remake of the 1984 film - which starred Kevin Bacon - but has hung up his dance shoes, apparently due to a clash in schedules, reports Entertainment Weekly.
Entertainment Weekly reports that Chace's rep has confirmed he will no longer be playing Ren 'Footloose' McCormack, the character played by Bacon in the original movie.
Sources said Paramount Pictures is now likely to find an unknown actor to take over.
Zac Efron was previously thought to be in the frame to star in the eagerly anticipated remake, which has been pushed back to a 2011 release, but said he wanted to take a break from musicals after appearing in High School Musical and Hairspray.
Former Dancing With The Stars pro Julianne Hough is still lined up to play love interest Ariel, originally portrayed by Lori Singer.