Dancelife (2007– )
It certainly doesn't hurt that so many "Idol" alums before them have successfully launched from the show's giant platform into the world of film.
In fact, there have been a lot of reality stars in general who've made a name in the movie scene. Here are our top 15.
15. Carrie Underwood, 'American Idol'
Credits: "Soul Surfer"
For "Idol" Season 4 winner Carrie Underwood, five Grammys, dozens of other accolades, four successful albums, and pretty hair just wasn't enough. She first gave her thespian itch a scratch on the small screen in 2010 with guest stints on "Sesame Street" and "How I Met Your Mother" before going full-blown Hollywood for 2011's "Soul Surfer,
We Want More Though.
Well, not really. It is intriguing though to know who's portraying Kevin Bacon's iconic role for no reason.
Here's some other trivia about the actor:
- Was a dancer in Kevin Smith's Clerks II. Don't remember for the life of me how dancers were involved. I'm still scarred from that donkey show.
- He's from Bahston, Massachusetts and was born in 1984.
- He used to date Ashley Roberts from the Pussycat Dolls for three years.
- According to our records, he has Not stolen Julianne Hough away from Ryan Seacrest yet.
Fans will be relieved to hear that two of the original songs made the cut. Some other adjustments include having four very different dance sequences, and demolition derby buses instead of tractors. Brewer also anchored the script by fleshing out a backstory in which five Bomont teens were tragically killed after a night of dancing and loud music.
But the best upgrade to "Footloose" is the casting of professional dancers in the two lead roles. Everybody loves '80s dance movies, but come on, back then it was super-obvious whenever they swapped Kevin Bacon or Jennifer Beals with their wig-wearing dance doubles.
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The film, opening this Friday, is already catching some major buzz.
Lopez was probably the hardest to snag for the competition (though she had previously been a mentor on the show), but Fox was able to reel her in with a first-look deal at Fox Films so she can keep making poor romantic comedies like The Back-Up Plan and Monster-in-Law. The singer/actress says, “For nine years I’ve
Check this out: Ren McCormack will now be played by Kenny Wormald, a 25-year-old dancer best known for his appearances on MTV reality show Dancelife.
And, yes, that does mean this guy knows how to dance, but can he act, that’s the question now. Not much of experience, but, let’s give him a chance! What’s the worst that could happen? At least we do expect to see some great moves.
Wormald is professional dancer who has appeared in music videos for Mariah Carey, Christina Aguilera, Chris Brown and Nelly Furtado and also had a starring role in the straight-to-dvd film Center Stage 2.
But, that’s not all,
The professional dancer appeared in the MTV series Dancelife and most recently toured with Justin Timberlake. The film will mark the first major Us feature film role for the 25-year-old Boston native.
He's featured in music videos with artists including Madonna, Mariah Carey, Christina Aguilera, Nelly Furtado and Prince, toured with The Pussycat Dolls and danced in Vma's Michael Jackson tribute.
Zac Efron and then Chace Crawford had been linked to the lead role but dropped out, as did previous director Kenny Ortega.
In a press statement sent to us today, Adam Goodman, President of Paramount Pictures Film Group, has announced the completion of principal casting on writer/director Craig Brewer's update of the 1984 film.
Following an extensive worldwide search, Wormald will play the lead role of Ren opposite previously announced Julianne Hough as Ariel.
A 26-year old Kevin Bacon starred in the original Footloose as a hip teenager from Chicago who butts heads with the local heads of his new home – an old-fashioned town out West, where dancing and rock music are outlawed. With the help of some admittedly impressive dance moves and now classic ’80s tunes like “Let’s Hear it for the Boy” and the title track, the young man sets out to fix this most unfathomable of problems.
Dancer/sort-of actor Kenny Wormald (from the MTV series Dancelife) will step into Bacon’s iconic role for the remake, while Miles Teller (wait, who?) will play a…
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The project has been delayed twice in recent months after the two top choices quit.
Thomas Dekker, the star of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, had been tipped to take over the lead role, but Paramount Pictures executives announced on Tuesday that Wormald had landed the part.
The 25-year-old professional dancer has previously appeared on Jennifer Lopez's MTV reality show DanceLife and 2008 movie Center Stage 2: Turn it Up.
Actress Lori Singer is expected to return to make an appearance in the new Footloose, 17 years after she played Bacon's wildchild love interest Ariel in the 1984 film. Singer Julianna Hough is still tapped to play Ariel in the remake, which will be directed by Craig Brewer.
The movie is expected to hit movie theatres in April, 2011.
Also announced today are Dennis Quaid as 'Reverend Moore' and Miles Teller as 'Willard', the trio joining the already cast Julianne Hough as the female lead. Both Zac Efron and "Gossip Girl" star Chace Crawford were previously attached to the male lead role but ultimately dropped out.
Kevin Bacon and Lori Singer starred in the 1984 original, which told the story of a rebellious outsider who moves to a new town where music and dancing are banned and proceeds to shake everything up.
Brewer directs from a script he adapted from Dean Pitchford's original. Craig Zadan, Neil Meron, Brad Weston and Dylan Sellers will produce while Jamal Sims (Madonna's Sticky & Sweet Tour_ will be handling the choreography. The film is currently
Following an extensive worldwide search, newcomer Kenny Wormald will play the highly coveted role of ‘Ren’, opposite previously announced star Julianne Hough as ‘Ariel’. Dennis Quaid also joins the cast in the role of ‘Reverend Moore’, along with Miles Teller as ‘Willard’.
Craig Zadan, who also served as a producer on the original film, joins his longtime creative partner Neil Meron (“Chicago”) and producers Brad Weston and Dylan Sellers (“Agent Cody Banks”) on the remake. OscarÒ winning songwriter Dean Pitchford, who wrote the screenplay and songs for the original movie, will executive produce. Brewer (“Hustle And Flow,” “Black Snake Moan”) will shoot from a script he adapted from Pitchford’s original.
Julianne Hough will make her feature
Craig Zadan, who also served as a producer on the original film, joins his longtime creative partner Neil Meron (Chicago) and producers Brad Weston and Dylan Sellers (Agent Cody Banks) on the remake. Oscar-winning songwriter Dean Pitchford, who wrote the screenplay and songs for the original movie, will executive produce. Craig Brewer (Hustle & Flow, ) will shoot from a script he adapted from Pitchford's original.
Julianne Hough will make her feature film debut in Burlesque in November, opposite Christina Aguilera and Cher,
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