Monday, March 23, 2009
Zac Efron cuts "Footloose"
Everybody cuts, everybody cuts. Everybody cuts, everybody cuts. Everybody cuts Footloose!
Apparently "Everybody" includes tween heart throb Zac Efron. EW is reporting that the star has pulled out of the project in an attempt not to get pigeon-holed into the musical genre. Ok, does anyone else think that sounds like a load of B.S.? Zac you've got a good thing going for you. Don't pull a Hilary Duff and bite it in the but. Duff tried to untie herself from her Disney image. After disasterous movie after disasterous movie it looks like "Lizzie McGuire" might have been better off doing a sequel.
It would be one thing if Efron signed on to do ANOTHER High School Musical. But this was going to be a remake of a class (if you can call a Kevin Bacon film a classic). This wasn't a Camp Rock, or some other stupid Disney franchise development deal.
Zac assumes that he has the range as an actor NOT to get pigeon holed. I'm not so sure. Good looks can only take you so far. I suppose I'll have to see "17 Again" to discover whether or not the kid has the talent to make it in other genres. I sort of hope that someone else snatches up the now vacant role and makes a huge name for himself...