Kenny Wormald, the new Ren McCormack in the 2011 version of Footloose, was at the tail end of a full day of interviews when we connected by phone to talk about the October 14th release of the film. Wormald, whose background is in dance, fully realized the importance of getting a Footloose remake right when he took on the role made famous by Kevin Bacon, but he believes this new version will introduce the story to a new generation while not alienating fans of the original.
"If you're a fan of the original, you'd be doing yourself a disservice not to check this one out because we all as huge fans of the movie, top to bottom, cast, crew, catering, everyone on set was in love with the original," explained Wormald when asked about winning over Footloose fans leery of a remake. "We all made sure to not mess it up and I think we revisit a lot of the same emotions but also bring it in a new light without straying too far from the original. If you're wary, the only way to judge it is to see it and then judge it. I recommend everyone check it out."
As with the 1984 movie, this Footloose finds Ren McCormack moving to a small town in which dancing has been outlawed following the deaths of some of the town's teenagers. Read on...
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