Zac Efron cuts loose from Footloose

Zac Efron in Sydney to promote 17 AgainHigh School Musical star Zac Efron has pulled out of Paramount’s planned remake of Footloose. Efron told the studio last week he wasn’t interested in doing another musical at this point in his career. Efron apparently had script approval, which, after reading a script rewrite, enabled him to get out of the contract. Paramount told gossip site TheWrap in a statement: “Footloose is a project we’ve longed to see re-booted for a new generation. While Zac is no longer attached, we remain excited and committed to the collective brain trust of Kenny Ortega, Neil Meron and Craig Zaden, who will reinvigorate the franchise. Their fresh take on the film will undoubtedly be filled with the same kind of breakout performances that we’ve come to expect from them.” Efron, who was the only member of the High School Musical cast to turn down a concert tour, has been concentrating on acting roles instead. He has finished a role in the drama Me and Orson Welles, and next month will be seen on the big screen playing a younger version of Matthew Perry in 17 Again.

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  1. Barry Gibbs • March 24, 2009 @ 12:28 PM

    »A remake of “Footlose”=That should be quite interesting,indeed. All right. 🙂

  2. sparklingwall • March 24, 2009 @ 2:31 PM

    Lame, I was pretty excited to see this

  3. Jo-Anne. • March 24, 2009 @ 2:55 PM

    oh no!!!!!!
    not ANOTHER Efron article….
    I’m waiting…..

  4. Crystal • March 24, 2009 @ 3:08 PM

    When I heard about this I was shocked. Why??
    Cause the fact that Footloose with Kevin Bacon had NOTHING to do with singing. There was NO singing in that movie. Unless your counting the actual musical on a stage, then THAT had singing. But I’ve seen Kevin Bacon’s Footloose a hundred times. NO singing. Just alot of dancing. What’s the harm in dancing 🙂
    I just want to see if Zac Efron can do all that jumping and swinging in that building he was in with his car blaring music 🙂
    And to see if he can dance as well as Kevin 😀

    Thanks 😀

    /sign Zac Efron to Footloose please 🙂

  5. Archive Queen • March 24, 2009 @ 3:11 PM

    Okay, you asked for it Jo-Anne. 🙂 Last Zac Efron article was December 2008.

  6. Jo-Anne. • March 24, 2009 @ 3:44 PM

    ha ha I’m loving this AQ!

  7. sk8tergirl • March 24, 2009 @ 3:49 PM

    That sucks… but I’m curious to see what other roles he’ll be taking from now on.

  8. Nancy • March 24, 2009 @ 4:30 PM

    Blah! Nancy doesn’t like Zac Efron…he wears too much make-up. I call him pretty-boy! LOL.

  9. max powers • March 24, 2009 @ 7:38 PM

    I heard Efron was realy the guy who beat up Rhiana….hhmm or would that just be a girl vs girl fight, bc come-…on Efron is a rainbow boy

    free chris brown…free chris brown

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