Newcomer puts on moves for 'Footloose' remake

LOS ANGELES, CA Paramount Pictures announced Tuesday that Kenny Wormald will take on the role Bacon originated in the 1984 original about a rebellious city youth who busts some moves in his new town, where dancing has been banned.

"High School Musical" heartthrob Zac Efron had planned to star but dropped out of the "Footloose" remake last year.

Wormald's previous credits include the MTV series "Dancelife."

He will co-star alongside two-time "Dancing With the Stars" champion and country music singer Julianne Hough. The cast also includes Dennis Quaid.

Due in theaters April 1, 2011, "Footloose" will be directed by Craig Brewer ("Hustle & Flow").

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