Newcomer Kenny Wormald Chosen to Play Ren in Footloose
Wed, 23 Jun 2010 10:13:41
Following an extensive worldwide search, newcomer Kenny Wormald will play the highly coveted role of Ren, opposite previously announced star Julianne Hough as Ariel in the remake of Footloose, the dance flick that made Kevin Bacon a star. Dennis Quaid also joins the cast in the role of Reverend Moore, along with Miles Teller as Willard. Zac Efron and Chace Crawford both dropped out of the role of Ren, battering the production. Wormald, which is quite the unfortunate last name, starred in MTV's Dancelife and toured with Justin Timberlake as a dancer, so his resume has some worth. Oscar-winning songwriter Dean Pitchford, who wrote the screenplay and songs for the original movie, will executive produce.
Julianne Hough will make her feature film debut in Burlesque in November, opposite Christina Aguilera and Cher, which will also coincide with the release of the two-time Dancing With the Stars champion's second country album. Hough sure is milking her reality show fame, is she not?
Have you ever seen the original Footloose? Are the Ren casting snafus a sign of the film's fate?