Gossip Girl hottie Chace Crawford would be replacing Zac Efron in the remake of ‘Footloose’.
Crawford was roped in after the ‘High School Musical’ star stepped out of the movie.
Paramount Pictures has announced that the 23-year-old actor will play Ren McCormack, the rebellious dancing high schooler who launched the career of a then 25-year-old Kevin Bacon.
Efron had told ‘EW.com’ that he passed on the role because he didn't want to be typecast as the musical guy and was searching instead for "the unknown”, reports ‘People’ magazine.
‘Footloose’, to be directed by High School Musical's Kenny Ortega, is set to go on floors in March next year.