US Weekly is reporting that the rumored casting of Chace Crawford as the Footloose lead is official!
“Chace Crawford will play the lead role of Ren McCormack in the film Footloose,” Paramount told Us Tuesday. The news is expected to be officially announced to trade publications Wednesday morning. The actor has been considering the part for some time but had yet to officially sign until this week.
Other stars who have auditioned recently for the movie, which is set to begin shooting in March 2010, include Hayden Panettiere, Amanda Bynes and Dancing With the Stars pro dancer Julianne Hough.
Hopefully he won’t suck.
Gallery Info: Chace Crawford looking purdy