Efron Says He Quit 'Footloose' To Avoid Typecasting
Posted on Fri Apr 3, 2009 08:25 AM PDT

EfronFootloose200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Zac Efron says the fear of typecasting is why he decided to drop out of the planned remake of Footloose.

"I'm sure Footloose would have been a huge challenge," Efron tells EW.com, "but the actors that I love and the actors that work really hard in this industry are always shaking things up, trying new genres, acquiring new skill sets. That's what's always going to appeal to me: the unknown."

As X17online reported last week, instead Zac has agreed to re-team with 17 Again director Burr Stears to star in The Death & Life of Charlie St. Cloud, which is a super-natural coming of age/romance story.