Paramount Fast-tracks Efron in 'Footloose'
Posted on Tue Oct 28, 2008 08:47 AM PDT

Zac Efron ZacFootloose.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Following the success of High School Musical 3's forty million dollar opening weekend, Paramount Pictures is fast tracking a remake of "Footloose" staring Zac Efron, Variety reports.

"Footloose" tells the story of a group of teens rebelling against authority when their religiously conservative town bans dancing. The film made Kevin Bacon a star in the early 1980s and had a hugely influential soundtrack.

Efron will reportedly be paid seven figures for the updated "Footloose."

In addition to all three High School Musicals, Efron made his big screen debut in "Hairspray."

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