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“Gossip Girl’s” Chace Crawford is the latest star to back out of the lead (a role he reportedly pursued) for the remake of the 1984 classic. Zac Efron was previously attached to the role, but decided that would put him one too many musical movies towards being typecast.

Crawford, however, blamed his decision to bail on his busy “Gossip Girl” shooting schedule. “GG” production is supposed to resume in July, which is around the same time the “Footloose” production is scheduled to get underway.

So now that two stars have called it quits, casting is likely to change directions altogether.

]]>EW that Paramount might launch a nationwide search for an unknown to take the title role. Follow Zap2it’s Dish Rag on Twitter and Facebook and follow Zap2itChristine on Twitter for the latest celebrity news and buzz.
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