High 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.