After rumors that either Zac Efron or Chace Crawford would star in next year’s remake of Footloose, it has been confirmed that 24-year-old dancer Kenny Wormald‘s won the lead role of Ren McCormack. Starring alongside the Boston native (who just toured with Justin Timberlake) is country singer and former Dancing With the Stars champ Julianne Hough as Ariel Moore. Producer Craig Zadan told the Hollywood Reporter that when he “discovered Kevin Bacon in 1984, [I] was 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.” What do you think of the newcomer’s casting? Tell us in the comments below!
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