Zac Efron In Footloose Remake

Paramount plans to remake 1984 Kevin Bacon musical “Footloose” as a vehicle for 19-year-old “High School Musical” star Zac Efron and director Kenny Ortega reports Variety.

Ortega is in negotiations to helm and choreograph, and Efron is in talks to play Ren McCormack, the rebellious newcomer in a town where dancing has been banned.

The plan is to turn the project into a full-blown musical, and Dylan Sellers will produce. Efron makes his feature debut in “Hairspray” next Friday.