Zac Efron: No Longer Cutting Footloose

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Zac Efron will no longer be cutting footloose.

Two years after he was in talks to reprise the role of Kevin Bacon from the 1984 classic, the actor has dropped out of the film.

"Footloose is a project we've longed to see re-booted for a new generation. While Zac is no longer attached, we remain excited and committed to the collective brain trust of [director] Kenny Ortega, [producers] Neil Meron and Craig Zaden, who will reinvigorate the franchise," said a Paramount Pictures representative.

Zac Efron is looking to do more than just sing and dance on screen.

Reportedly, Efron abandoned the movie because he's trying to take on more varied roles.

The High School Musical star is currently promoting the comedy 17 Again, which opens in theaters this April. He'll also star in the drama Me and Orson Welles, alongside Claire Danes.

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