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As we mentioned last year, the producers of the upcoming Footloose were moving ahead with Zac Efron in the Kevin Bacon role of lead heartthrob.

Zacquisha took the role and was even offered a mid-seven-figure salary for the flick.

Well, it seems Zefron has had a change of heart! Not even millions can influence this "serious" actor.

According to reports, Zac is tired of the teen roles and all the musicals.

In fact, he's so tired of it all he even pulled out of Paramount's Footloose remake!

A senior member at the studio claims 'Quisha told them last week he doesn't want to do another musical right now. Adding, “People had been working on this project since last July — we were all shocked.”

Guess that takes away all hopes of Zac making any type of appearance in Disney's High School Musical 4.

As for Footloose, who should take the lead role?

Can Robert Pattinson even dance?

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  1. 1

    what? no High School Musical 4?

    holy cow, shoot me now…



  2. 2

    I don't think this story is true, or there's more to it. Sorry.



  3. 3

    i don't even like him and i want to see him in that movie. he should've done that movie



  4. 4

    Hmm I think that was actually a good move from him, I never thought of him as a real actor during all that HSM craze, I'm starting to respect him a little more now that he's moving away from that image.
    But then again, it was kinda a dick move to bail out like that.



  5. 5

    Oh…no…. wow the fuck will i manage to live on……
    ….
    ..
    .
    FACEPALM



  6. 6

    as much as it sucks for him to pull out of a gig , guess he hadn't signed anything yet though, it is probably a good choice for him. he shouldn't be stuck in the musical movie thing. he's great at it, but after watching HSM 3 about a gazillion times, i've realized that he is a really great actor!! i'm super psyched about his 17 Again movie because it's not him singing and dancing ( and what's her face isn't in it. hehe)

    i hope he can land some great roles that are age appropriate but a little more mature than what he's done in the past.

  7. leo32 says – reply to this


    7

    Matt Doyle from Spring Awakening. He's got an amazing voice, is adorable, and can dance!



  8. 8

    All these actors that try to "Break Out" usually end up flailing. Look at what happened when Lindsay Lohan tried to stop doing childish roles, or when Meg Ryan tried to stop doing cutsey rolls, or every time Jim Carey tries to stop doing comedy etc…. Never usually turns out well.



  9. 9

    I'm having visions of R-pattz…. They're making me happy lol
    I hate Zac lol



  10. 10

    Ohhhhhhh well. Honestly I think he would have done a good job in that movie. I guess he's got bigger and better roles on his horizon. (*rolls eyes*) He probably wanted his chick to be in as well and they wasn't having it, so he bailed. I know one thing, he better not become one of those young actors that become picky because they think their shit don't stink and think they can get better roles. Eventually the phones stops ringing!



  11. 11

    footlose shouldnt be remade….come on hollywood how bout some original material…



  12. 12


  13. 13

    it's probably a wise decision on his part, he's getting older, and he's very in demand, he has the ability to pick and choose where he wants his career to go. it's really hard for young actors to make the transition from teen roles to adult roles, and if he keeps doing teen movies it's going to make that transition even harder in a few years.



  14. 14

    footloose***



  15. 15

    WHAAAT !? as if. he sounds like an ungreatful whiner. for 7 figures i'd do musicals til i retire. wats his prob? he's been involved in high school fucking musical and its all we pretty much know him as. he cant force his way into being a serious actor it will just happen for him as he ages. turning down roles or pulling out of something he seemingly agreed to is not the way to get ahead…



  16. 16

    I say put Miles man in Footloose

  17. pabst says – reply to this


    17

    Re: Major Dude salutes Harry – I'm sure there will still be a High-School-Please-God-Make-It-Stop-Now-Four. He just won't be in it. And that's not Harry using Harry's avi. Harry would never use a nic that shares its name with Courtney Nobody-Loves-Me's band.



  18. 18

    Opps I say put Mileys man Justin in Footloose… Justin



  19. 19

    Oh, well. Zac would have been good in that movie.
    Life goes on…



  20. 20

    Alex pettyfer can dance…

    He and pattinson could dance together
    (L)

  21. nikii says – reply to this


    21

    who cares



  22. 22

    Oh and Jesse Mc



  23. 23

    he's an ass i wish he ends up like lidsay lohan, now what he's way too much for musicals and disney, he's nothing but a pre fabricated disney boy



  24. 24

    Noooooh!! I was actually wanting to see him in this movie…Unlike Kevin Bacon, Zack DOES dance!!! Its a shame… I hope Zack rethinks his decision



  25. 25

    He couldn't act his way out of a paper bag. He's of the same caliber as Lohan and Hilton.



  26. 26

    Robert Pattinson looks like a cocky asshole. Its just a matter of time, I suspect, that his career will end up in the shitter (ie. drugs or alcohol). Looks like he does both already.



  27. 27

    What a assface. Hopefully someone like Rob will be in it and it will be a HUGE hit… Then Zac will feel like a huge ass for not taking the role!



  28. 28

    rob pattinson would be too embarrassed to do footloose, he's not camp enough



  29. 29

    WHAT A FUCKING DUMBASS!!!!!!!!!!!! "FOOTLOOSE" IS A KICKASS STORY. IT'S OBVIOUS ZAC WASN'T EVEN BORN YET WHEN THE KEVIN BACON VERSION CAME OUT BECAUSE THAT !! I JUST BOUGHT THE DVD. IT'S AN AWESOME STORY WITH GREAT MUSIC. MY LOCAL THEATRE GROUP JUST PUT IT ON. OH ZAC YOU'RE A DUMBASS!!
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    .
    THIS IS JUST AS BAD AS JOHN TRAVOLTA TURNING DOWN "CHICAGO!" FOR THAT MATTER RICHARD GERE TURNED DOWN "GREASE." ISN'T THAT IRONICE. I THINK BOTH MOVIES ENDED UP BEING CASTED RIGHT RESPECTIVELY. MAYBE THIS PART WILL GO TO CHACE CRAWFORD AND HE'LL STEAL ZAC'S SMOKE AND THEN THOSE TWO BUTT BUDDIES CAN HAVE A BITCHY LITTLE CAT FIGHT!!!
    .
    .
    TEE HEE! JJ'S BACK BITCHES! HOLLER AT YOUR HO!



  30. 30

    HA!! he is not a serious actor… He isn't even good.



  31. 31

    Well that was a dumb move. They didn't even sing in footloose, there was just some dancing. The majority of it WAS acting. Were they going to make this a musical this remake? I don't know what else he thinks he's going to get. He still looks like a little boy even if he is cute.



  32. 32

    Good for him. He is probably going to be the only person from HSM to do something legit.



  33. 33

    He is DEFINITELY a dumb ass for not doing this though, all his true fans were excited about it. He would have been perfect for it.



  34. 34

    not to mention Footloose just shouldn't be remade. Period.



  35. 35

    Idiot. He would have been PERFECT.



  36. 36

    leave Rob outta this……….4real



  37. 37

    You don't even care about RPattz, stop trying to compare him to Efron



  38. 38

    Horrible career move. Zac if you are reading this please reconsider your decision



  39. 39

    What an idiot. He's a mediocre actor at best. He should take the roles offered to him before his 15 minutes are over.



  40. 40

    Re: JAG7467 – I pity the eyes you've been cursed with……



  41. 41

    rob is too good for this role !!

    zac efron isnt a great actor he dosnt know how long it is until people find out he isnt talented he shouldn't give up any roles.



  42. 42

    Zaquisha should ride the gravy train as long as he can, because it ain't gonna last. Take the damn musical before producers stop offering you anything.



  43. 43

    LOL "SERIOUS ACTOR" MY ASS
    .
    DON'T EVEN THINK OF PUTTING ROBERT PATTINSON IN IT!!! HE DOESNT WANT HIS IMAGE KILLED WITH CHEESY-NESS!!!!!
    Roberts hott and mysterious
    we dont want another pretty-gay-boy-cheesy-zac-efron thank you very much perez :)



  44. 44

    Who can blame him? Talk about being typecast!



  45. 45

    I like Robert better than this loser lol



  46. 46

    Smart move on Zac's part. Time to become a man, not eye candy for old gay bears like Perez.

    Perhaps that boy from Nick TV, "Spectacular!". He would work.



  47. 47

    No One cares about Zack anymore. I never knew who is was and I dont care lol…its all about Robert Pattinson - my future Husband - I wish :(



  48. 48

    You sure he "gave up" the role, maybe he no talented teeny bopper a$$ was fired..we don't know the whole story or if it is even true.



  49. 49

    when this fuctard disappears who will you crush on mario. zack gave u hours of spank material, shit like that just can't be replaced. he may have been getting to old for u anyway



  50. 50

    LOLL…ITS HARD TO TAKE U SERIOUSLY WHEN U ARE SOOOO GOOD LOOKING(L)



  51. 51

    Footloose isn't a musical! It's a dancing movie, would you call Dirty Dancing a musical? So stupid. And now RPattz probably can't dance as well as Zacky boy since he's not a homolicious queen.



  52. 52

    I CANT BELIEVE IM SAYING THIS… ZAC EFRON IS STUUUPID! WTH?
    HE REJECTED A ROLE THAT WOULD MAKE HIM EVEN MORE FAMOUS HE'LL REGRET THIS DECISION FOREVER



  53. 53

    Rob doesn't need to dance… Zac better beg for that job back, he'll be needing it!



  54. 54

    Re: Novanessa – I had heard that he fired his manager and now only reads this site. He's going to post his next contract and we'll collectively read it for typos.



  55. 55

    He should have done it and call it a day in musicls. Ah, I hope he did not mess up. He would have been good in that musical. Look what it did for
    Kevin Bacon. Just sayin…



  56. 56

    Every old gay mover and shaker in the industry is, er..pulling for him! He's definately seen the casting couch. Think of what those smelly nasty old farts have made him do for them!. They make him parade around with that little girl for one!



  57. 57

    Re: sheba088 – Sorry musicals~



  58. 58

    i was waiting to see him in footloose :/
    anyway he knows whats best for him :)



  59. 59

    he should just take the money & run …nobody can possibly take him seriously as an actor.



  60. 60

    noooooooooooo he would have been sooo goooooooooddddddd



  61. 61

    Wow! That was a huge mistake! I think they should replace him with Nolan Gerard Funk though! He's just as hott!



  62. 62

    I used to think that he was a looser, but I think he just won a little of my respect. I could not stand the thought of Zac Efron replacing Kevin Bacon in Footloose…



  63. 63

    ZAc IS SO 2 YEARS AGO!!!!……HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL IS GAY AND SO IS HIS CARREER , HE NEEDS TO PUT THAT IN HIS LITTLE HOMO-SEXUAL HEAD!



  64. 64

    ZAC NEEDS TO UNDERSTAND THAT THE ATTENTION IS ALL ON ROB-PATTZ NOW ,(AND TAYLOR LUATNER)….!!….I MEAN THEY ARE SOO HOTT!



  65. 65

    I think that if Zac is lefting the role they should get the maurice from Cold Case- shuffle ball change s4e17

    I am going to campaign for this boy to get role because he is good dancer with good acting skills. Do anyone else agree with me!



  66. 66

    Zachary Efron is not the first, and will certainly not be the last, young actor/performer to despair over the fact that he is already, at age 21 1/2, hopelessly typecast. It's happened to many others in Hollywood, some of whom were far more talented than Efron. You would almost start to feel sorry for Zacquisha, if he weren't such a primadonna-ish, prancing poof-pony.
    `
    And what makes it even worse, his beard is actually being cast as something far beyond her Disney image. Sure, some will say that Mizz Hudgens playing a whore is not acting at all, but at least she will be portraying an ADULT whore. Who would have thought that Mizz H. would end up having a more serious career than Zackie-poo?
    `
    I suspect that even Efron himself realizes that '17 Again', which opens on April 17th, will only continue the typecasting, since his part in that movie only continues to make audiences see him as what he has been up until now - a vapid, prettyboy manque and little else.
    `
    The merchandising from the three HSMs have made Efron quite wealthy, and he got to keep a good chunk of it (his parents got control of most of the early money, since the contracts were signed when he was under age 18). Like I said before, I hope he takes care of that money - he's going to need it.



  67. 67

    As much as I dislike Zac Efron, I kinna hate hearing this. I think he would have done a good job with the role. I mean he has been at the top of Radio Disney with songs he's done So he would have been able to sing the title track (Orignally done by 80's singer Kenny Loggins) and possibly made it another hit. And If you've seen the High School Musical movies, he can dance.



  68. 68

    OH THANK GAWD there doesnt even need to BE remake but if they MUST then at least get someone good to play the lead!



  69. 69

    nolan gerard funk!



  70. 70

    Re: LizardKinG
    Thank you!



  71. 71

    Re: pcrowl – WE'RE ON THE SAME LEVEL HAHAH Hes sexy!



  72. 72

    take my comments you bitch!



  73. 73

    this guy is sort of ok.. you obsess over weird things perez…



  74. 74

    Without heavy makeup and photoshop he looks like an ordinary guy, nothing special.



  75. 75

    Re: coco_bean21 – I AGREE!!, I WATCHED THAT EPISODE AND THOUGHT HE WAS SOO GOOD IN IT. THE ACTING-CHECK!,THE DANCING- CHECK!, AND THE LOOKS- DOUBLE CHECK! LOL. HE NEEDS TO BE IN MORE MOVIES. HE WAS IN AN EPISODE IN CSI LAS VEGAS, BUT HE WAS ONLY IN IT FOR A FEW SECONDS HERE AND THERE.



  76. 76

    THANK GOD stupid movie prob would have killed his career



  77. 77

    Well I wonder if he realizes that Footloose is a grown up movie that people in theyre late 20's and on would be watching wow serious actor hun I wonder if this will mass up future chances



  78. 78

    I guess it makes sense for him since the project is having major production issues already because they don't even have a script done yet and have been having trouble finding locations, writers, etc. And he is in danger of being forever typecast with roles like these so being tied to an already floundering project and having to bypass other opportunities waiting to see if this production ever comes together has to be frustrating.

    I am surprised he bailed on Kenny Ortega. Guess he's totally bailling on the Disney crew–how long before Vanessa gets the boot?



  79. 79

    he's making bad business decisons. if they've been working on footloose since last july and he pulls out now they could sue him for breach on contract or backing out. he'll be known as the flighty lindsay lohan, dropping out of films left and right. of course he's typecasted, like daniel is for harry potter. he might as well rake in the money while he can off footloose and hsm 4 then he can afford to say no to future dance/sing films. bad decision zac, very, very bad decision.



  80. 80

    um, since he can't act, i'm going to go ahead and predict he regrets this decision BIG TIME…who is his stupid ass agent?



  81. 81

    SMELLY BALLS!!



  82. 82

    BRIAN HISSONG SHOULD TAKE OVER! HE'S WAY BETTER THAN ZAC- ZAC CAN'T SING OR DANCE — THAT'S WHY THEY DUBBED HIM IN THE FIRST HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL! I'M SURE THE MOVIE WILL BE BETTER OFF WITHOUT HIM :)



  83. 83

    immmm extremely sad zac needs to take any role he can get i understand you want to get serious but honestly you cant let it go to your head



  84. 84

    the fuck if i care about zac efron. I WANT ROBERT!!!!! although he might be a little uncoordinated… i dont know.. it just seems like it. but hes good to look at….?



  85. 85

    WHY?!?! WHY?!?! WHY?!?! WHY?!?! WHY?!?! WHY?!?! WHY?!?! WHY?!?!
    WHY?!?! WHY?!?! WHY?!?! WHY?!?! WHY?!?! WHY?!?! WHY?!?! WHY?!?!
    WHY?!?! WHY?!?! WHY?!?! WHY?!?! WHY?!?! WHY?!?! WHY?!?! WHY?!?!
    WHY?!?! WHY?!?! WHY?!?! WHY?!?! WHY?!?! WHY?!?! WHY?!?! WHY?!?!
    WHY?!?! WHY?!?! WHY?!?! WHY?!?! WHY?!?! WHY?!?! WHY?!?! WHY?!?!
    WHY?!?! WHY?!?! WHY?!?! WHY?!?! WHY?!?! WHY?!?! WHY?!?! WHY?!?!
    WHY?!?! WHY?!?! WHY?!?! WHY?!?! WHY?!?! WHY?!?! WHY?!?! WHY?!?!



  86. 86

    Oh my God….
    I really want to see him in the movie…

    ='( ='( ='( ='( ='(



  87. 87

    I nominate, you Perez. Simce you are already a budding actor, why not jump on the oppotune?

    All you need now is a pound of foundation and voila, you'll look like a kid again.



  88. 88

    I guess he does not want to prolong and drag the reputation of himself just being good at musicals because it might make people think he is gay.

    Can you believe that? That silly cat! You are already too deep in it you can sing all broadway tunes at the faintest cue.

  89. @v@ says – reply to this


    89

    Re: nikki0512 – I agree with you. Who doesn't strike while the iron is hot, for mid seven figures?



  90. 90

    Bummer! What about that guy from Spectacular? He's adorable, probably does not have a huge, over-inflated head just yet, and would probably be grateful to get the role.



  91. 91

    The only serious acting this man is engaged in is when, during buttfucking, he's telling his partners how uncomfortable anal sex is for him.

  92. detox says – reply to this


    92

    M.I.S.T.A.K.E



  93. 93

    why would he pull out of something like that!? this movie would be very popular, and he just bailed on it! i love Zac efron, he is my fav



  94. 94

    Well I can understand that he wants to change up some of his character roles, but he shouldnt have committed to something if he wasnt gonna pull thru
    What kind of HSM can they possibly do lol they are milking that money cow for all they can, but Im not gonna say I wont watch it cuz I will
    ROB PATTZ IN FOOTLOOSE?
    hahaha I thought that suggestion was funny, have you seent the way the boy runs, I doubt he can dance



  95. 95

    He can "pull out" of Footloose as long as he doesn't "pull out" of my asshole.



  96. 96

    Ban the movie!!!!



  97. 97

    Shia LaBeouf could do it. He's got balls.



  98. 98

    HAHAHA I hope Rob Pattinson CAN dance! :-)



  99. 99

    well if it's true, that's too bad. Hmmm…i wonder if Chace Crawford can sing and dance, he sure is pretty!



  100. 100

    Perez, I am surprised that you don't know the voice behind Zac Efron, Drew Seeley! He was nominated for an Oscar for his work on the music for High School Musical. I worked with him in Orlando when he was in the boy band Nu Ground. He would be a perfect replacement for both your Effron obsession and for Footloose.

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