Chace Crawford To Star In ‘Footloose’

Betsy Waldman / May 19, 2009

It’s official!

Gossip Girl hottie Chace Crawford has official signed on to star in the remake of Footloose, a role which was previously filled by Zac Efron.

Paramount Pictures has confirmed to Us Magazine, “Chace Crawford will play the lead role of Ren McCormack in the film Footloose.” Other stars who have auditioned for parts in the flick include Hayden Panettiere, Amanda Bynes and Dancing With the Stars siblings Derek and Julianne Hough

Chace has been the frontrunner for the role since Zac dropped out and involved in contract negotations due to his busy Gossip Girl commitments. The film is set to start filming in March 2010.

People, have your say: Do you think Chace Crawford will be able to pull off singing and dancing in the Footloose remake?