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Directed by Craig Brewer
Produced by Craig Zadan
Dylan Sellers
Neil Meron
Written by Jon Hartmere
Screenplay by Craig Brewer
Starring Kenny Wormald
Julianne Hough
Dennis Quaid
Cinematography Amy Vincent
Editing by Billy Fox
Studio Paramount Pictures
Dylan Sellers Productions
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date(s) April 1, 2011 (2011-04-01)
Country United States
Language English
Budget $25 million
Preceded by Footloose

Footloose is an upcoming American musical film and remake of the 1984 film of the same name. It was written by Jon Hartmere with a screenplay by Craig Brewer, who also directed. It stars Kenny Wormald, Julianne Hough, Dennis Quaid, Andie MacDowell, and Miles Teller. Filming started in September 2010 in Georgia and will end in November for a scheduled released date of April 1, 2011.



Like in the original film, a city kid named Ren McCormack moves to old fashioned and uptight Beaumont, Tennessee, and rebels against its law that bans dancing and rock music. [1] The remake will feature new songs with Brewer saying, "I can promise Footloose fans that I will be true to the spirit of the original film. But I still gotta put my own Southern grit into it and kick it into 2011".[2]





In October 2008, Kenny Ortega was announced as director but left the project a year later after differences with Paramount with the production budget.[3][1] Peter Sollett was also hired to write the script. Dylan Sellers, Neil Meron and Craig Zadan served as producer; Zadan having produced the original Footloose.[4] Craig Brewer came on to re-write the script after Crawford and Ortega left the project and also served as director.[2]


In July 2007, Zac Efron was cast as Ren McCormack, but he later dropped out in March 2009, reportedly saying that he wanted to take a break from musicals.[5][6] Two months later it was reported that Chace Crawford would replace Efron, but later had to back out due to scheduling conflicts.[7][8]

On June 22, 2010, Entertainment Weekly reported that Kenny Wormald will play the lead as Ren, with Julianne Hough as Ariel, Dennis Quaid as Rev. Shaw Moore and Miles Teller as Willard.[2] On August 24, 2010, Andie MacDowell joined the cast as Quaid's wife.[9]


Unlike the original set in the fictional town of "Bomont, Texas" the adaption is set in fictional "Beaumont, Tennessee", but was filmed in Georgia with a budget of $25 million.[10] Principal photography began in September 2010 in and around Atlanta, GA, and is expected to wrap two months later in November.[11] A courtroom scene was shot at the Newton County Historic Courthouse in Covington, GA on September 17, 20 and 21.[12] A family scene was filmed at the New Senoia Raceway in Senoia, GA on October 1.[13] A scene taken from the original film, in which McCormack plays a game of "chicken" with his love interest boyfriend, was filmed on the Chattahoochee Bridge in downtown Franklin also in October.[14] The film is scheduled for release on April 1, 2011.[2]


  1. ^ a b Fleming, Michael (October 25, 2009). "Ortega exits Paramount's 'Footloose'". Variety (Reed Business Information). Retrieved July 14, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c d Sperling, Nicole (June 22, 2010). "Newcomer Kenny Wormald lands lead role in 'Footloose' remake". Entertainment Weekly (Time Inc.). Retrieved July 13, 2010. 
  3. ^ Gans, Andrew (October 28, 2008). "Zadan and Meron Will Co-Produce Footloose Remake for High School Musical Star Efron". Playbill. Retrieved May 12, 2009. 
  4. ^ Fleming, Michael (October 27, 2008). "Paramount fast-tracks 'Footloose'". Variety (Reed Business Information). Retrieved July 14, 2010. 
  5. ^ Mitovich, Matt (July 11, 2007). "Zac Efron Brings Home the Bacon in Footloose Redo". TV Guide (Lionsgate). Retrieved May 12, 2009. 
  6. ^ "Zac Efron Bails on Paramount's 'Footloose'". The Wrap. March 23, 2009. Retrieved May 12, 2009. 
  7. ^ "EXCLUSIVE: Chace Crawford to Star in Footloose". US Magazine (Wenner Media LLC). May 19, 2009. Retrieved May 20, 2009. 
  8. ^ D'Zurilla, Christie (April 13, 2010). "Chace Crawford drops out of 'Footloose' remake -- and don't call Kevin Bacon for help". Los Angeles Times (Tribune Company). Retrieved July 14, 2010. 
  9. ^ Sperling, Nicole (August 24, 2010). "'Footloose' exclusive: Andie MacDowell joins cast". Entertainment Weekly (Time Inc.). Retrieved October 11, 2010. 
  10. ^ Beifuss, John (April 24, 2010). "'Footloose' runs off with well-heeled suitor: Georgia". The Commercial Appeal (E.W. Scripps Company). Retrieved July 14, 2010. 
  11. ^ Tatum, Crystal (August 6, 2010). "Georgia incentives nabbed 'Footloose' movie". Newton Citizen (Southern Community Newspapers). Retrieved October 11, 2010. 
  12. ^ Khouli, Gabriel (August 8, 2010). "'Footloose' scene to be filmed in Covington". The Covington News (Morris Multimedia). Retrieved October 11, 2010. 
  13. ^ Bishopurl, Jeff (October 1, 2010). "'Footloose' remake filming at Senoia Raceway". Newnan Times-Herald. Retrieved October 11, 2010. 
  14. ^ Boan, John P. (August 28, 2010). "'Footloose' scene to be filmed in Franklin". Times-Georgian (Paxton Media Group). Retrieved October 11, 2010. 

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