Let's hear it for the (unknown) boy: Chace Crawford steps into 'Footloose' lead
Gossip Girl's Chace Crawford is the newest contestant on "Let's Star in the Musical Remake of Footloose." Somewhere, down in hopefully fictional Bomont, Texas, Ren McCormack just broke into a deep, cold sweat.
Crawford takes over the role of Ren from Zac Efron, who pulled out earlier this spring after deciding he was tired of being typecast as a high school student. (What's next then? Starring in the remake of a Traci Lords film?)
Of course, Crawford is best known to '80s fans for ... absolutely nothing. Wait, I take that back. He was born in 1985. So it's totally possible he was conceived as a result of his parents watching the classic 1984 film, starring Kevin Bacon, Lori Singer and John Lithgow. Yeah, that'd be almost paradise.