Footloose Trailer: Extra Cheese, No Bacon

It’s “Let’s remake an eighties movie!” week in Hollywood, with spiffy new versions of both Conan the Barbarian and Fright Night hitting theaters on Friday. Capitalizing on the trend is the latest trailer for Footloose 2.0. The basics of the original have been faithfully carried over, only this time Ren McCormack — the juvenile delinquent challenging a conservative small town’s oppressive, delightfully bizarre no-dancing rule — is from Boston, not Chicago (“What do people do hea-ahh?,” new Ren inquires). Also, in this version, McCormack is not played by Kevin Bacon (who, at press time, was 53 years old) but relative newcomer Kenny Wormald, a professional dancer whose biggest role to date was in the Center Stage sequel you were previously not aware existed. And this is, somewhat oddly, directed by Craig Brewer, the man behind Hustle & Flow, though you probably shouldn’t get your hopes up that the updated warehouse scene will now be soundtracked by Three 6 Mafia’s “Where da Killaz Hang.”

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Amos Barshad has written for New York Magazine, Spin, GQ, XXL, and the Arkansas Times. He is a staff writer for Grantland.

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