Casting News: Kenny Wormald replaces Crawford and Efron

When Craig Brewer took over the directing duties for the ‘Footloose’ remake, we knew to expect the unexpected.  Ladies and gentleman meet Kenny Wormald, the unexpected and the unknown actor/dancer who has replaced both Zac Efron and Chace Crawford as Ren.

A newcomer to most, Wormald’s most notable credit was a starring role 2008’s ‘ Centerstage: Turn it Up’. He  also appeared briefly in ‘You Got Served’,   ‘Clerks II’,  and MTV’s ‘Dancelife; ‘ although I know him from his days of dancing backup for Justin Timberlake.

This is a prime choice for Brewer, who took over the reigns a few months ago, because I think you get better results when you work with an unknown actor, especially on remakes.  If it goes well a star is born, and if it goes awry there aren’t too many hard feelings. Here’s hoping the former happens for Wormald!

‘Footloose’ begins principal photography in August, and also stars Julianne Hough and Dennis Quaid.

news source: E Online

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