Chace Crawford In “Footloose” Remake

How do you replace big-screen tween hunk Zac Efron? Get the small-screen tween hunk that looks just like him says The Hollywood Reporter.

“Gossip Girl” star Chace Crawford has scored the lead in the upcoming remake of “Footloose” for Paramount Pictures.

Kevin Bacon played the role in the original 1984 film about a rebel in a small town where dancing is outlawed.

Kenny Ortega (“High School Musical”) will direct the movie which begins shooting in March. The current June 18th 2010 release date is certain to be pushed back shortly.

E! Online has added the rumor that Miley Cyrus may be a potential co-star.