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Zac Efron couldn’t jive with ‘Footloose’ screenplay

HollywoodNews.com: “Footloose” was poised to be another musical tentpole on his resume, but Zac Efron didn’t like the script.

The remake of the 1984 film was set to be directed by Efron’s “High School Musical” mentor Kenny Ortega, however Efron thought the project was off its mark.

“All the things I loved about Footloose I couldn’t find in the project,” Efron tells Details magazine. “They just weren’t there. I couldn’t see myself doing it.

“I love Kenny with all my heart. It was literally the hardest phone call I’ve ever made,” he adds.

Ortega tried his best to win over Efron: “I was doing my very, very best to excite him and inspire him into wanting to do this. I believed in my heart that we could do it together as a team, and I fought to keep him in the game.”

The redux of “Footloose,” a movie that follows a farm boy who introduces dancing to a conservative Christian town, is being directed by Craig Brewer with fresh face Kenny Wormald in the lead role.

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