Zac Efron Gets Footloose!

“High School Musical 3: Senior Year”, the last in the mega-popular series, just hit theaters this weekend, but its leading man, Zac Efron, really is graduating! Paramount plans on remaking “Footloose,” the classic ’80s flick starring Kevin Bacon, and Efron is signed on to star as the rebellious toe tapper, Ren McCormack. That’s right, the singing and dancing dreamboat is going to shake his butt in another big musical about high schoolers. Hmm, “Hairspray”, the “HSM” franchise, and now “Footloose” — the dude has got a niche! But even Kevin Bacon is sure Zac will attack the role and gave him his boogie blessing. In case you’re still hungry for some Bacon, check out the original bad boy strutting his stuff after the jump. [The Hollywood News]