May 22nd, 2009
10:47 AM ET

Zac Efron replaced in 'Footloose'

The producers of "Footloose" have found a replacement for what used to be Zac Efron's role in the film. Chace Crawford will be stepping in for the remake that begins shooting next year.

Rosario Dawson and Kevin James will be filming "Zookeeper" together. And "Scrubs" star Zach Braff will be teaming up with Cameron Diaz for Braff's first writing/directing gig since "Garden State" five years ago.

CNN's Jennifer Wolfe has more on these tidbits in today's buzz:

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  1. booboo

    I wonder if these hollywood types read these comments...they would gain some insight...PLEASE STOP RE-MAKING MOVIES THAT WERE GOOD TO BEGIN WITH!!!! re-makes don't always work! Zac Efron is OVER RATED, PLEASE! :Op

    May 27, 2009 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  2. I agree with airedale2!

    Adam Lambert!

    May 27, 2009 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Andy

    Why even destroy the movie by making a god-awful remake.

    Hollywood is out of fresh ideas for movies. I guess it's time to remake everything until a new group of talented writers arrives.

    May 27, 2009 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Josh B

    Why not Vinny Chase?????????

    May 27, 2009 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
  5. nancy

    there is a God!

    May 27, 2009 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
  6. David

    Although I'm an Adam Lambert fan, Hollywood still remembers "From Justin to Kelly", just didn't work on the big screen

    May 27, 2009 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  7. jamie gifford

    You mean Zac Efron and Chace Crawford are NOT the same person? TeeHeeHee...

    May 27, 2009 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
  8. airedale2

    Why not Adam Lambert, the American Idol runner-up?

    May 26, 2009 at 7:09 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Fred

    To Chris in Los Angeles: I understand the crux of your point but neither "The Avengers" nor "Lost In Space" were TV shows from the 1970s. They both aired in the '60s.

    May 25, 2009 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  10. anne

    Why would they remake this classic- leave classics alone- – May I remind everyone of Dirty Dancing II? What in the world is Hollywood thinking!

    May 23, 2009 at 8:44 pm | Report abuse |
  11. 6degreesofkevin

    would love to see Kevin Bacon play the role of the Reverend in this movie!

    May 23, 2009 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Megan

    I was really happy to read this story because there are not enough dance movies made. I'm a real fan of the genre. Nobody puts Baby in a corner.

    May 22, 2009 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Connie Barton

    Zac turned down the part...what do you mean "Zac Efron replaced in Footloose"? Chase Crawford resembles Zac anyway. Zac would have done an excellent job had he chosen to do the movie. I loved Footloose with Kevin Bacon and am very excited about the remake. I am sure Chase will do a great job...

    May 22, 2009 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Stefanie Lee

    Thank God. Zac Efron became too big a star too fast, and he would have turned my favorite old movie into a tween girl flick. How much do you wanna bet that they would have given him a shirtless basketball scene, too? XD

    May 22, 2009 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Chris

    Um I know everyone in Hollywod is fake but can someone please come up with some original material. A re-make of Footloose?! What could they not get a script or re-write for Crush Grove?

    People please stop making crappy re-makes or 70's Televisions; a la Starsky & Hutch, The Avengers, Lost in Space, Land of the Lost.. And if you going to make a re-make make it worth watching, like Mission Impossible, or The Saint.

    A nice A-Team movie would be good, please dont make it a comedy everyone hates that so much, make it griitier, make it good.

    Chris in Los Angeles

    May 22, 2009 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
  16. jro

    who cares?

    May 22, 2009 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |

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