Julianne Hough to star in ‘Footloose’

>“Dancing With the Stars” professional dancer and country singer Julianne Hough will star opposite Chace Crawford on Paramount’s upcoming remake of “Footloose.” It will be Hough’s first major film role.

The 1984 original tells the story of Ren McCormack (Kevin Bacon), a teenager who was raised in Chicago. McCormack moves to a small town where the town government has banned dancing and rock music. Ren and his classmates want to have a senior prom with music and dancing. They must figure out a way to get around the law and Reverend Shaw Moore (played by John Lithgow), who makes it his mission in life to keep the town free from dancing and rock music.

The original was directed by Herbert Ross and written by Dean Pitchford, who also wrote most of the lyrics for the songs.

According to Variety, shooting is set to begin next March with Kenny Ortega directing. Note the date on this article may be incorrect due to importing it from our old system.