In case you haven’t heard, the new version of Footloose is hitting theatres on Friday October 14th. Jordan sat down with the stars Kenny Wormald and Julianne Hough, and director Craig Brewer, to talk about bringing back this cult classic. Check back soon for the 2nd part of the interview where Kenny and Julianne give Jordan some dance tips.
Are you excited to see Footloose but can’t wait until October 14? Well Paramount Pictures is having an advanced screenings of the film on Friday September 30th.
WHAT: Two-weeks ahead of its October 14th release, Paramount Pictures will host exclusive advance screenings as part of “FOOTLOOSE FRIDAY” in celebration of the nationwide opening of Co-Writer/Director Craig Brewer’s new film. Following the screenings on Friday, September 30th, fans of the film; starring Kenny Wormald, Julianne Hough, Andie MacDowell and Dennis Quaid can tweet their reactions using #Footloose to join the conversation.
WHEN: Friday, September 30, 2011 at 6 p.m. PT, 7 p.m. CT and 8 p.m. ET.
WHERE: 26 select theatres across the U.S. and Canada: Atlanta (Regal Town Center);Boston (Regal Fenway); Chicago (Regal Webster Place); Cleveland (Regal Crocker Park);Dallas (Rave Ridgemar); Denver (Regal UA Pavilions); Detroit (MJR Partridge Creek);Houston (Regal Edwards Marq*E); Kansas City (AMC Barrywoods); Los Angeles (AMC Century City and AMC Burbank 16); Miami (AMC Sunset Place); Minneapolis (AMC Southdale); New York (Regal Union Square); Orlando (Regal Winter Park); Philadelphia(Regal King of Prussia); Phoenix (Harkins Tempe Marketplace); Sacramento (Century Roseville); Salt Lake City (Gateway Megaplex); San Diego (Regal Mira Mesa); San Francisco (AMC Metreon); Seattle (Regal Meridien); St. Louis (Wehrenberg Ronnies);Tampa (AMC Veterans); Toronto (Cineplex Odeon Varsity Theatre); Washington DC (Regal Majestic)
HOW: Admission is free. Visit www.FootlooseFriday.com to RSVP for your exclusive screening now.
High School Musical director Kenny Ortega has stepped down as director of the planned remake of Footloose, citing issues with the tone and budget of the film, reports E! News. This comes after Zac Efron also bailed on the project.
Ortega’s latest endeavour, This is It, a behind-the-scenes concert film about the late Michael Jackson, hits North American theatres Wednesday.
“Coming off of the extraordinary project, Michael Jackson’s This is It, director Kenny Ortega has decided it is premature for him to commit to his next film and will not be moving forward with Footloose as previously reported,” Paramount Pictures said in a statement.
The film will star Chace Crawford and Julianne Hough, and is still planned to begin production in March.
There have been countless rumours regarding who would replace Zac Efron in the upcoming “Footloose” remake but according to PEOPLE, Paramount Pictures has announced that Crawford will be reprising the role of Ren McCormack, previously played by Kevin Bacon.
“High School Musical” star Zac Efron dropped out of the film to pursue different roles, but Paramount released a statement saying the studio was still committed to the remake.
A statement from Paramount at the time said, ” ‘Footloose’ is a project we’ve longed to see re-booted for a new generation. While Zac is no longer attached, we remain excited and committed to the collective brain trust of Kenny Ortega, [producers] Neil Meron and Craig Zadan, who will reinvigorate the franchise.”
Crawford is currently in New York filming “Twelve,” co-starring “24’s” Kiefer Sutherland, Emma Roberts, Ellen Barkin and rapper 50 Cent.
The High School Musical star has dropped out of the Footloose remake, TheWrap.com reports. The website reports that he dropped out to pursue other opportunities. “Efron told the studio last week that he did not want to do another musical at this point in his career,” a senior member of the production team told the site. The source added that Efron had script approval and used a loophole to get out of his contract. “People had been working on this project since last July,” the source said.