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'Footloose' Finds Newcomer Kenny Wormald

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Jun. 22 2010, Published 11:43 a.m. ET

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So long, Zac Efron, goodbye, Chace Crawford and hello, Kenny Wormald! In a worldwide search, Paramount Pictures has found their Footloose star!

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Entertainment Weekly reports that newcomer Kenny has won the role of Ren McCormack in the Footloose remake.

The Boston native has appeared in the MTV series Dancelife and just toured with Justin Timberlake.

Kenny will join Julianne Hough and Dennis Quaid who are already attached to the film along with writer/director Craig Brewer.

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It's been a long time coming, but it sounds like this film is finally gonna hit the ground running!

“I can promise Footloose fans that I will be true to the spirit of the original film," Brewer said. "But I still gotta put my own Southern grit into it and kick it into 2011.”

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Production is set to start in August and Paramount has April 1, 2011 set for the film's release!

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