Chase Crawford Of Gossip Girl To Lead Footloose Remake

Under the category of “This is an insanely bad idea” Paramount is steaming full speed ahead with it’s planned remake of the Kevin Bacon vehicle known as Footloose. I want to spit just thinking about it. It’s not because I hate remakes (I actually think they CAN be good things) this remaking this particular film is a bad idea and in my opinion nothing good can come of this. Oh well… I’ve been wrong before. Oh wait… no… that was someone else.

Anyway, there was word for the longest time that current flavor of the month heart throb Zac Efron was going to be getting his foot loose, but that eventually died. It’s now been announced that Gossip Girl star Chase Crawford will be dancing the dance of rebellion. The folk over at FilmGecko give us this:

Hayden Panettiere is rumored to star in the movie, as well. Kenny Ortega, who helmed the “High School Musical” movies, will direct and produce “Footloose,” scheduled for a 2010 release.

I’ve never seen an episode of Gossip Girl so I can’t comment on Crawford’s ability. Any of you guys have an opinion on him?