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Hayden Panettiere To Join Footloose Cast?

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Heroes star Hayden Panettiere may be dancing beside Gossip Girl's Chace Crawford in the upcoming remake of the 80's classic Footloose!

Word is Panettiere flexed her vocal pipes for the filmmakers and managed to wow them with her singing!

"No one realized what a good singer she is," an inside source said of Hayden's audition for the role of Ariel Moore.

Panettiere is up against Dancing With The Stars Julianne Hough for the lead, but if Hayden nails the dancing callback and read-through with Chace, we assume she'll land the part!

Speaking of Crawford, although he has not been officially named as playing Ren McCormack in the musical flick, according to sources it's "pretty much a done deal."

Could Chace and Hayden re-create the same movie magic Kevin Bacon and Lori Singer did the first time around??

[Image via WENN.]

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52 comments to “Hayden Panettiere To Join Footloose Cast?”

  1. 1

    ew. bitch.

  2. 2

    Well, I think Julianne would have been the better choice. We know she can
    dance and sing. But whatever!

  3. 3


  4. 4

    Those people must be smoking something because I've heard her sing, and well, like I was taught, if you have nothing nice to say don't say anything at all.

  5. 5

    She is such a toad. I would see it if Julianne Hough was in it… definitely pass if Hayden was a lead role.

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  8. 8

    Way to go Hollywood!! Casting movies by who ever is hot at that minute. Then they wonder why nobody goes to the movies anymore. Well ok, 14 year old girls do, so, let's base all of Hollywood on that. Brilliant.

  9. 9


  10. 10

    ugh she is just awful! has anyone seen the preview for "i love you beth cooper" so LAME she does shitty movies.

  11. 11

    footloose huh? better drink some more of that NeuroSonic. It'll give you tons of energy and you need that to take on such a role.

  12. 12

    Re: Melissa is always RIGHT – couldnt agree more.. nothing is original right now… it seems like every song is a remake right now, and every movie too. so pathetic.

  13. 13

    What fresh hell is this??? There was NO singing in the original!!! WTF??

  14. 14

    When did they sing in Footloose? Am I not remembering the same movie, just dancing, right? Kevin Bacon never sang…

  15. 15

    I'm still mad at Zefron for pulling out (pun intended) but I guess Chace is alright….Hayden mehh couldn't care less about her…I don't see her and Chace having much chemistry.

  16. @v@ says – reply to this


    Over. Rated., but so is Julianne Hough, except on the dance floor.

  17. 17

    Re: _Alice_ – Look at that luscious hair. Do you use pantene? bahahahaha

  18. 18

    nice pear ass, penguin boy………..i can't believe you let that shiteous video out……i am thankful there is no sound

  19. 19

    Funny that they are thinking about Julianne for the lead. I saw her brother, Derek, play Ren in the London production of Footloose in 2006. He was amazing!

  20. 20

    shes so pretty and if they say she can sing i suppose she will be able to! if she couldn't sing they wouldn't have hired her!

  21. GBean says – reply to this


    They should give the part to Julianne Hough, she would be so much better than Hayden Panettier, but I just think that because I don't particularly like Hayden…

  22. 22

    God I hope Hayden gets it. I can't stand Julianne Hough. She annoys the shit outta me.

  23. 23

    Re: Melissa is always RIGHT – Of course. It would be a crime if I used something else;)

  24. 24

    Can't see her boobs….what's wrong here?

  25. 25

    Want to know what movies Hollywood will remake next? Just think of any movie from the 80's that made at least a dollar, and there you have it.

  26. 26

    "Could Chace and Hayden re-create the same movie magic Kevin Bacon and Lori Singer did the first time around??"

    the answer: unequivocally no.

  27. 27

    What does singing have to do with Footloose? That's all about DANCING.

  28. 28

    This is so wrong!

  29. 29

    Vomming in my trashcan just thinking about this movie.
    Cool, maybe my boss will let me go home sick :)

  30. 30

    I am still pissed that zac turned down the lead.. HE is like the renewed kevin bacon

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  32. 32

    please no

  33. 33

    I wanna dance!!!

    When was there singing in footloose? Does anyone remember Kevin Bacon singing, are they making it a musical?
    This moive is gonna suck!!!

  34. 34

    I vote for Julianne over Hayden any day.

  35. 35

    FUCKING YUCK!!! I hate this stupid bitchy girl!!!!!!!!! If she joins I am passing this movie up in a heartbeat! FUCKING YUCK!!!

  36. 36

    I don't remember Ariel singing or dancing in Footloose. Are they going to film the remake in the same place the original was filmed? I hope so…..thats just down the street from me:)

  37. 37

    Please no.
    I love the original movie, and would actually have given this one a chance.
    We'll see now.

  38. 38

    Please, no.

  39. 39

    ACTUALLY Hayden SUCKS at singing lol. I've worked with the man who has done her tracks. the amount of vocal correction that goes into her songs is REDICULOUS haha she blows….

  40. 40

    Urgh. She's an annoying twat.
    PLEASE pick Julianne Hough!!!!!! She's way less annoying than Hayden. Casting this witch will be such a mistake. She's a horrible actress!!!

  41. 41

    everyone who commented on what a twat hayden is just made my rotten day fantastic. she is such a fugly twat. anyone but her. chace could do better anyh day.

  42. MP says – reply to this


    I still think Zac Efron should've done it. He would've been perfect. You'd think Julianne would have an edge over Hayden, with her already well known dancing and singing skills.

  43. 43

    this movie will be a huge flop,hollywood is filled with morons who can't come up with an original idea so they just take the easy route and remake old movies that areterrible and lose tonnes of money,this remake will be no exception.

  44. 44

    Haha my school did a musical called "Back To The 80's" and it was wicked, they played the song footloose in it where all the guys sang, it was awesome.

  45. 45

    I love Hayden! Better than that annoying Julianne. Holy shit, can anyone be more annoying?

  46. 46

    what!!! chace is doing kevin's part?? i thought that part was going to zac efron… hmmmm

  47. 47

    OF COURSE THEY CAN'T RECREATE BACON'S MAGIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  48. 48

    A. They need to stop "re-creating" movies and come up with some original damn ideas!

    B. She should stick to acne commericlas .. she's a hack.

  49. 49

    Hayden can go fuck a dolphin.

  50. 50

    Y do we need to re make this classic film?
    can chace Crawford dance? she looks a bit old and fake. you need some one more natural looking.
    zefron would have been a better choice but i spose he is trying to pull away from high school musicals lol xoxo

  51. 51

    That's a toughie, I like Hayden and Julianne, but I've never heard Hayden act, or Julianne act..

    So I guess we'll see.

  52. 52

    Well, Julianne Hough is exceptional, but Hayden would be my runner-up. If they get Julianne then Chace would have to really be on his toes. lol But, the way it's going they'll be replaced by Beyonce and Chris Brown for fear of terrorist backlash and capitalist or sexual imprisonment. What is happening to the Americans in their own home right now is positively scary.