Paramount dancing to ‘Footloose’

Paramount is plotting a musical remake of the 1984 film “Footloose” and will develop it for “High School Musical” star Zac Efron and director Kenny Ortega. Dylan Sellers will produce. Ortega is in negotiations to direct and choreograph, and Efron is in talks to play Ren McCormack, the rebellious newcome (originally played by Kevin Bacon) in a town where dancing has been banned. Original was directed by Herb Ross and written by Dean Pitchford. Plan is to turn the project into a full-blown musical.

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