Chace Crawford To Replace Zac Efron?

Chace Crawford To Replace Zac Efron?

Zac Efron may not be singing and dancing his way onto the big screen in Footloose but Gossip Girl’s Chace Crawford is definitely looking to fill those dancing shoes.

Sources tell E! that Chace, 23, tested over the weekend for the lead role of Ren McCormick. They shared, “He did really well.”

Zac, 21, recently dropped out of the flick after another script change was ordered. A Paramont Pictures press release stated, “Footloose is a project we’ve longed to see rebooted for a new generation. While Zac in no longer attached, we remain excited and committed to the collective brain trust of [HSM turned Footloose director] Kenny Ortega, Neil Meron and Craig Zadan, who will reinvigorate the franchise. Their fresh take on the film will undoubtedly be filled with the same kind of breakout performances that we’ve come to expect from them.”

WHAT DO YOU THINK about Chace putting on his dancing shoes — YAY or NAY?

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  • Katie

    Uh, no!!!!!!! Even though I love Chace and Gossip Girl, but SINGING?!?! What next BROADWAY?!?

  • Katty

    Whohoo for Chace, but it’s been reported that Zac signed onto the Life and Death of Charles St. Cloud, or some kind of name like that. Go to it’s right there. I’ll go see it bc he is in it, but I’m not sure if it will appeal to me all that much. But then again I don’t know much about the story. I hope Zac does awesome in his new movie, and although I won’t go see Footloose, I hope Chace is good!

  • Anna

    yay! i <3 chace :)

  • jo

    go for it, why not? at least they got a name for it

  • zanessa4everr

    that would be AMAZING! if not zac, chase would we amazing for the part!
    he looks the part, thats for sure. lol

  • aw

    … it’s amusing since they both have some similar features. But if he can sing and dance, why not. I don’t actually plan on seeing it.

  • Esther

    I think that it’s cool Chace would do well in this role

  • sjk

    Totally depends on the script as to how much dancing he has to do and if he’s got the skills. Kevin Bacon really had some mad skills when it came to dancing. But Chase seems to be a cool guy, so I hope it works out for him.

  • listen to mayday parade

    HECK YES – CHACE IS HOTTER THAN ZAC!! Close… Don’t get m wrong, I dig Zac, But I did Chace more.

  • Sarah

    Yay!! I will absolutley watch this movie if Chace Crawford is in it!!
    I think he’ll do really well. =)

  • Luisa

    nay hahahah the original actor was blond!

  • michelle strauss

    I’m glad Zac turned down the role.
    Only because I don’t want him to get stuck with doing musicals all his life ( & that’s why he dropped it also, he wanted to go for different roles on screen).
    But anywho, I didn’t know CHACE could dance, but since it seems like he can
    go for it .
    i love chace <3 &&& zac <3

  • zanessa/jashley/ashnessa will be interesting to see Chace sing and dance…but I am so glad that Zachary is putting musicals behind him.

    @ Katty, #2, thanks for the info. !!! …Wow, if Zachary IS IN the movie…I’ll definitely be excited to see him in a suspenseful movie !! That would be so awesome…

    …Zachary and Chace. …I swear, their brothers from another mother. ..They both have amazing blue eyes and great hair !! Their both adorable. :D

  • hititquitit

    they look so much alike what would it matter?
    but can he even sing?
    dancing you can learn
    but i just don’t know if he can sing
    that’s my only hang up.

    and zac has done enough musicals to last him til he’s 29 or something lol
    so he deserves a break from that…and needs it.

    but i just need to know if chace can sing….can he?

  • cc27

    I would Prefer Zac Efron 100%
    Right Now i dont rlly care who takes his place.. i dont even wanna watch it as much as i did before…

  • jo

    if Chase can’t dance, he’ll definitely learn to. Kenny will whip him into shape

  • reginna

    no way! zac is a lot more hotter & cutter than chace 8-)

  • Shirley

    Yay i think.

    Though, I dont think this remake will be good. In all remakes, it’s crappy.Like Quarantine, Dark water(crappiest), and so on…

  • Andrea

    noo zac is better, hotter than chace

    love zac♥

  • I want It all

    i still cannot believe zac’s not doing this because it’s a musical. I mean this movie could be big.

  • Jess

    I adore Chace and he’s gorgeous but I can’t picture him in the role.

  • mrsefron.


    NAY .

    whatever footloose is gonna SUCK either wayy because Zac is NOT in it.

  • = ]

    Cool so i went from watching it because Zac was gonna be In it.

    & Now Chance is…so def back to NOT watching.

    ha, itttttt deeeef gonna suckkk withouttttttt zac .




  • Lindsey

    haha. heck yes! Chace Crawford as Ren McCormick..way more awesome. I’d love to see him dance…and I think he would make a very sexy bad boy. Way sexier than Kevin Bacon ever could of dreamed of being. (ps. there is no singing in Footloose people)

  • patricia20

    go chace!

  • roni

    Chace will be great! he is so gorgeous and not the ninny that Efron is. If it’s successful, Efron will regret turning it down for whatever reason.

  • Lindy

    YAYY !
    I love Chaceee

  • athena

    Cool Chace, Go for it. People may mistake him for Zac anyway, and it will do fine at the box office.

  • mymom_saysbe_nice

    i love zac
    But chace will be HOT for the role

  • angelita


  • elenee

    yeahh right.
    Chace can NEVER replace Zac.
    He’s probably just trying to be more famous or something?
    But Chace is cool.
    But never, will Chace fill Zac’s shoes.

  • lai


  • sammy

    lol. I don’t know why but I found this news funny. Good for Chace though. =]

  • Shannon

    I say good choice they do look alike which is quite freaky! and in all honesty im such a Zac fan he was the reason I was going to watch footloose becasue IMO I dont see why they need to do that movie over but chace seems like a good fit

  • sheila

    actually, i don’t think kevin bacon did all the dancing in footloose. they brought in dancing doubles at times (not always but sometimes). maybe they’ll do the same for chace.

  • bella

    what the hell? can Chace even sing and dance? i was going to see Footloose just for Zac, cos the original is boring, but i probably won’t see it now.
    Though they look freakishly alike in that pic lol.

  • nikki

    hahaha NNNAAYY!!! zac efron is the only reason i was gonna see it!!! ZAC IS HOTTT!!!!!<3<3 i love zaaaccc!!!!

    NAYY to the movie!!

  • arantxa

    He will look weird but
    Chhhhhhhhhhhace (L)
    he is better than Zac (H)

  • zane

    I dont know.

    I would rather see Zac in Footloose bec. he is the title role than Hairspray. I hope he wont do hairspray too.

  • smiley290girl

    yay!!!i love chase!!!

  • Shannon

    umphh, i love Chace <3
    have never heard him sing or dance tbh, but it would be awesome to see and sure it would be amazing, i love hiiim :)

  • SHAK

    Chace Crawford is so hot !
    I think he’ll be fine . If he can manage it :)

  • me.

    wow, why didn’t i think of him when i searched for another actor suitable as ren? oh wait… maybe cause he never sing or dance!

    but he sure does have the look. if they want a zac efron look-alike, chace is the perfect guy. and he’s an awesome actor. i just hope he can sing and dance well. he’ll have to work hard for this, cause everyone will be comparing him to kevin bacon.

  • jessie


  • mhay

    Pls Vote for Zac for Time Mag. most influential People.
    All HSM and Zanessa fans Pls vote!!!!!!!!!!!

  • lola

    i can’t wait to see chace dance!!!! i think chace is waay better than zac

  • zac fan

    Zac is sooooooooooooo much hotter

  • valerie

    no no no!
    no zac…no movie.

  • Alyssa

    Nay!! Zac was the only reason I was gonna see this movie!!

  • Annabel

    ohh god no, please!!!!!!!

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