Derek Hough Might Be Getting ‘Footloose’

Regan Stephens / May 7, 2009

Dancing With The Stars isn’t just a career-reviving show for celebrities, the professional dancers are also getting major deals too!

Derek Hough has confirmed with E! Online that he is in talks to appear in the upcoming Footloose remake. He said, “I haven’t auditioned, but I’ve met with the people.”

The blonde dancer is no stranger to the well-loved musical, as he played Ren, the small-town dancing rebel, in the 2006 West End production of Footloose.

While he didn’t say what role he was in talks to play, he affirmed, “Footloose is definitely really close to me. I would love to be a part of something like that.”

Chace Crawford is also reportedly in talks to play Ren, who was portrayed by Kevin Bacon in the original movie. 17 Again star Zac Efron was originally slated to play the character, but backed out to pursue other interests.

Other actors in talks to star in the movie include Derek’s sister, Julianne Hough, and Hayden Panettiere.

Man, the rumors keep coming and coming. Just let us know the cast already!

Have your say in the comment section: Do you think Derek would be a good casting choice in Footloose?