Chace Crawford steps into Kevin Bacon’s ‘Footloose’ shoes

Chace Crawford has signed on to star in the upcoming remake of “Footloose.”


The Kenny Ortega-helmed project was thrown into doubt when Zac Efron decided against making another tuner so soon after “High School Musical 3” and instead signed on for “The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud.”


Although Crawford’s involvement has long been rumored, his reps were only just now able to ink a deal to bring the “Gossip Girl” star aboard the pic.


With a more mature, edgy version of “Footloose” than the original, the film will reportedly benefit from the fact that Crawford’s “Gossip Girl” following skews a bit older than Efron’s “High School Musical” audience.