Zac Efron to Kick Off His Sunday Shoes?

by | July 11, 2007 | Comments

Say what you will about Zac Efron, but the singing, dancing teen idol certainly isn’t afraid of typecasting: not only will the "High School Musical" (and "High School Musical 2") star spend the summer shimmying and warbling as part of the cast of Adam Shankman‘s "Hairspray" remake, but he is in talks to hit the ceiling (or tear up this town) in a musical remake of "Footloose."

As film trends go, this whole "musical remake" thing is arguably more palatable than, say, torture porn; still, this project strikes us as something better suited for a cable network or the direct-to-video market. On the other hand, it isn’t like the original "Footloose" is exactly hallowed ground, and it has been awhile since a Kenny Loggins-related movie has made it to the big screen.


Efron in next week’s "Hairspray"

Efron’s "High School Musical" director, Kenny "Newsies" Ortega, is slated to direct and choreograph the remake, and Dylan Sellers ("Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London") will produce.

[And for you screaming fans who simply can’t wait to get enough of Efron — who’s certainly making the most of the recent surge in film musical popularity — check him out next week in "Hairspray." His Link Larkin is, like, the most!]

Source: Variety

Tag Cloud

CW Seed Brie Larson DC Universe DC streaming service First Look richard e. Grant San Diego Comic-Con Ovation Biopics blaxploitation Interview AMC Hulu diversity reboot 4/20 period drama cancelled biography Vudu video on demand Summer critics psycho award winner VICE Sci-Fi animated italian witnail Classic Film Winter TV Premiere Dates Binge Guide Cosplay dogs Disney Amazon Prime Video Lucasfilm HBO Go ESPN Countdown festivals zombie james bond Cannes FX Comedy Nickelodeon Country Extras YouTube Premium Universal Hear Us Out TV Land Funimation Photos fast and furious Epix halloween tv spain Shudder psychological thriller spider-man Hallmark History GIFs HBO Max Amazon Studios Columbia Pictures Sundance Now Rocketman LGBT Television Academy news technology criterion Acorn TV Year in Review Film Festival Calendar Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt E3 laika revenge slashers name the review DGA zero dark thirty TLC joker comiccon screen actors guild child's play 72 Emmy Awards sequels TIFF FXX television TruTV A&E Family Pet Sematary Arrowverse talk show Tomatazos natural history TV APB Fox Searchlight doctor who Schedule romantic comedy adaptation miniseries TCA 2017 Valentine's Day cancelled TV shows Heroines BAFTA Showtime cults IFC spy thriller emmy awards Anna Paquin Music docudrama transformers historical drama documentaries reviews Nominations worst movies Thanksgiving Pride Month hispanic cops crime drama cooking Apple TV Plus FOX finale PaleyFest Teen mutant unscripted Mystery sag awards The Witch ID VH1 20th Century Fox anime OneApp BET Awards werewolf die hard Sundance sequel franchise Western Super Bowl 24 frames football spanish black canceled TV shows Toys Netflix Christmas movies YA X-Men Shondaland remakes OWN President Rock Video Games ABC USA Sundance TV The Academy Syfy Musicals Best and Worst American Society of Cinematographers independent scorecard true crime Nat Geo Fall TV dramedy teaser classics deadpool renewed TV shows nbcuniversal Food Network twilight dc FX on Hulu ghosts ABC Family binge Pop singing competition HBO Lifetime 45 cancelled television justice league Box Office PBS Holidays Rocky BBC toronto WGN CBS All Access Britbox Superheroes Opinion Captain marvel Walt Disney Pictures Dark Horse Comics canceled politics See It Skip It Certified Fresh Marathons 2017 halloween Quiz Star Wars Trophy Talk Emmys Avengers composers TNT robots rotten movies we love crossover IFC Films golden globes 99% Discovery Channel Spring TV Mindy Kaling USA Network cartoon TCA Paramount Network venice MTV green book batman scary movies Freeform TCM Logo boxoffice Winners Marvel Television Musical The Arrangement hist New York Comic Con zombies video anthology documentary Pop TV NBC TBS BBC One Martial Arts Comedy Central social media Esquire indie what to watch Baby Yoda The Walking Dead comic Television Critics Association festival Writers Guild of America supernatural 2019 Travel Channel Awards Tour Warner Bros. Chernobyl movie stand-up comedy Kids & Family Marvel Peacock National Geographic cars Marvel Studios aliens science fiction TCA Winter 2020 Awards 2015 asian-american series Character Guide hollywood strong female leads romance Tumblr dragons obituary mission: impossible disaster Mary Tyler Moore E! christmas movies 007 films Mudbound Star Trek Reality Competition Mary Poppins Returns Drama Action best Adult Swim Tarantino Horror discovery dark police drama australia WarnerMedia Song of Ice and Fire tv talk adventure based on movie Reality elevated horror comics thriller Comic Book Pirates BBC America comedies foreign blockbuster Crunchyroll LGBTQ PlayStation facebook YouTube Watching Series MSNBC Christmas rotten Trivia Cartoon Network cinemax theme song Hallmark Christmas movies Fantasy dceu Rom-Com Film political drama japanese Spike Ellie Kemper GoT The Purge all-time El Rey free movies war screenings Spectrum Originals Lionsgate vampires 2016 satire Bravo a nightmare on elm street sports stoner Red Carpet archives Election Endgame MCU NYCC versus breaking bad quibi Stephen King VOD french CNN spinoff Netflix Paramount Oscars 2018 Masterpiece ITV indiana jones DirecTV The CW mockumentary jamie lee curtis casting crime medical drama space Tubi DC Comics Lifetime Christmas movies chucky Set visit Disney Plus game of thrones Pixar Chilling Adventures of Sabrina superhero Fox News SXSW Sony Pictures cancelled TV series worst directors Disney Channel Elton John Academy Awards Holiday Amazon Black Mirror parents First Reviews TV renewals nfl Disney streaming service cats nature Emmy Nominations Starz book 2020 Grammys Comics on TV children's TV Amazon Prime CBS CMT Apple TV+ travel game show SundanceTV streaming Disney+ Disney Plus Turner Classic Movies SDCC Infographic Apple A24 TCA Awards rt archives movies Women's History Month Polls and Games Podcast Ghostbusters Sneak Peek BET 21st Century Fox south america 71st Emmy Awards Trailer toy story Creative Arts Emmys Animation sitcom Superheroe YouTube Red RT21 stop motion universal monsters comic books crime thriller serial killer Black History Month kids GLAAD concert latino RT History Crackle harry potter ratings Turner spanish language Mary poppins