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DWTS' Julianne Hough to Star Opposite Chace in Footloose

DWTS' Julianne Hough to Star Opposite Chace in Footloose

For the upcoming "more mature" remake of Footloose, we've already met our lead male (the year's hottest bachelor, Chace Crawford), who will take over the memorable role originally played by Kevin Bacon. Now they've found Chace a leading lady in Julianne Hough, a country singer and professional dancer on Dancing With the Stars.

The news piece doesn't go into details but I'm assuming Hough will play Ariel, the defiant and fiercely stubborn minister's daughter who befriends the new kid in town, Ren McCormack (especially after he takes part in a rousing game of Chicken with tractors). Hough's adorable and all, though I find it interesting that the filmmakers went with someone for whom the Footloose remake is her first real acting job. I think that's pretty cool, but do you think they should have gone with someone more established? Or is some new blood on the big screen refreshing?


equestriennechic equestriennechic 8 years
I can't wait! I love both of them, and I think that they'll both do a great job and surprise us. :)
hmweis1 hmweis1 8 years
I was on the fence about wanting to see this movie, but I'm definitely NOT now. I've only seen Julianne in TV interviews and she's really annoying....pass for me as well.
care0531 care0531 8 years
I can see her in this movie I am just having a hard time picturing Chace in this role.
simplyfab87 simplyfab87 8 years
This is a pass for me too. I so sure this movie is going to be terrible.
leslievanhouten leslievanhouten 8 years
Since Chace can't dance worth crap, this casting makes sense. But it's still a pass
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 8 years
Now I'm officially gonna pass on this movie, unless the trailer makes it seem REALLY good. I thought the point of remaking Footloose was to model it after the musical version, so at least it would be a little different than the original. Otherwise I don't see the point...Footloose only came out in the '80s! At least it made sense when Zac Efron was attached, I'm not crazy about him but at least he can sing & dance. I don't care for Chace and Julianne that much.
strangemanners strangemanners 8 years
I'm really excited for the movie and I'll probably watch it so I can wait for the pictures and posters and everthing start.
MissyB1984 MissyB1984 8 years
This movie is now officially a pass for me...I'm sure the dance scenes will be great, but I don't think it will be enough to save this remake
mannylove mannylove 8 years
I'm not too hyped about this movie...there's nothing wrong w/the original, that will always be a classic (I loved SJP in it), why remake? I will pass...
c4rolin3 c4rolin3 8 years
i think it's quite a wise move to cast a person who's unknown as an actress when she's pairing up with chace. will be interesting to see how it all works out- i can't wait to see it! lol at the previous comment- the original footloose does have some questionable acting :)
Nitachequita Nitachequita 8 years
Meh. Lori Singer couldn't act either.
skigurl skigurl 8 years
i think she's the cutest little person! she can sing and dance and now let's see if she can act!
lilkimbo lilkimbo 8 years
Julianne just annoys me. I doubt I'll be seeing this.
redchick152 redchick152 8 years
i like julianne...but i'm not convinced she can act. i feel like she will out dance chace! we all know in the movie that ren has some serious dance moves and i don't think chace will keep up. i want to see this, but i hope it doesnt suck!
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
well that's going to be interesting. julianne is really making a name for herself these days isn't she?
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