Paramount Pictures nationwide talent search for ‘Footloose’ lead role

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The big screen remake of the popular 1984 film Footloose is finally moving forward after Paramount Studios has hired writer/director Craig Brewer to helm the film. The lead role was originally intended for Zac Efron, and the directing duties were assigned to ‘High School Musical’ franchise director Kenny Ortega. Both backed out of the film and Chace Crawford was set to play the lead, however due to scheduling conflicts with Gossip Girl, Crawford has backed out.

Now word has it that Paramount Pictures will conduct a nationwide talent search to discover an unknown actor to fill the lead role originally played by Kevin Bacon in the 80’s classic. Dancing With The Stars alum Julianne Hough has been cast as the female lead.

Open casting calls and talent search details will be posted here as they become available. Filming begins July 12, 2010 in Tennessee and Georgia.

Please submit photos and resumes by mail only at this time.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.

See the post titled Photo and Resume Information regarding how to submit for acting roles.

Principal Actor Casting (Los Angeles):

Laray Mayfield Casting
5620 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028

Principal Actor Casting (New York):

Tara Rubin Casting
570 7th Ave.
Suite 401
New York, NY 10018

Extras Casting

TBA

Production Company:

Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies (they will most likely end up in the trash can), they do not cast the films. They hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions and conduct the free acting auditions.

Paramount Pictures
Footloose Production Office
5555 Melrose Ave.
Schulberg Building
Suite 206
Los Angeles, CA 90038

Weston Pictures
5555 Melrose Ave.
Lucille Ball Building
Third Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90038

Storyline Entertainment
8335 Sunset Blvd., Ste. 207
West Hollywood, CA 90069

Unique Features
116 N. Robertson Blvd., 9th Fl.
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Southern Cross The Dog
496 S. Main Street
Suite 101
Memphis, TN 38103

Producers:

Brad Weston
Craig Zadan
Neil Meron
Dylan Sellers.

Writer/Director: Craig Brewer

Cast:

Kenny Wormald
Julianne Hough
Dennis Quaid
Miles Teller

Story:

Fundamentalist minister Shaw Moore has spearheaded a ban on dancing in his community. The local teenagers, including Moore’s daughter Ariel, chafe against the restriction, but there isn’t much that they can do about it within city limits. Enter Chicago expatriate Ren, who likes to dance and doesn’t like to take orders.

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