Kevin Bacon has given Zac Efron his blessing to tackle his role in a remake of the classic 80’s movie Footloose. High School Musical director Kenny Ortega is rumored to be re-teaming with Zac for an updated version of the musical romantic drama. Ortega recently gave credence to the reports by saying there is â€œa real good chance that this may be a movieâ€. Kevin gave Zac the thumbs up to reprise the role of Ren McCormack. Sayeth Kevin to London radio station Heart FM, â€œI met Zac briefly at an eventâ€¦ and we talkedâ€¦ only brieflyâ€¦ but he seemed like a really nice kid and I really do wish him all the best with it.â€
Foot 2 would be smack in the middle of Zac’s wheelhouse…he’s definitely got the “romantic musical” genre down pat. Zac might want to be a little careful though; he may get typecast as a singin’ and dancin’ man. Kevin’s character also didn’t wear a lot of foundation and mascara. Zac’s gonna have to refrain from his USUAL pancaked-up look if he wants to keep the feel of Ren McCormack, ‘cuz he was no sissy! Will Zac have the guts to play another game of car-chicken? He might wanna start taking some extra testosterone beforehand! Hopefully Zac WILL shower regularly for the sake of his castmates. Maybe they should put that in the contract. Oh, and happy 21st birthday, Zac!