Paramount decided today was the day they were going to reveal unveil all of their Footloose related goods and they are clearly targeting teens infatuated with young Hollywood as they have decided MTV’s Hollywood Crush would be the place where they would debut the film’s first trailer.
Directed by Craig Brewer (Hustle & Flow), this is the helmer’s first film since Black Snake Moan in 2006. He did direct an episode of “The Shield” as well as the pilot for “Terriers” but this is his first time back on the big screen in five years and it is certainly a departure from his first two films.
Footloose is a remake of the 1984 Kevin Bacon feature in which a family moves to a small midwestern town with strict moral beliefs, such as a ban on rock music and dancing. Ren MacCormack (played by newcomer Kenny Wormald) is transplanted from Boston to the small southern town of Bomont where he experiences a heavy dose of culture shock. A few years prior, the community was rocked by a tragic accident that killed five teenagers after a night out and Bomont’s local councilmen and the beloved Reverend Shaw Moore (Dennis Quaid) responded by implementing ordinances that prohibit loud music and dancing. Not one to bow to the status quo, Ren challenges the ban, revitalizing the town and falling in love with the ministerâ€™s troubled daughter Ariel (Julianne Hough) in the process. Miles Teller and Andie MacDowell co-star in the film which is set for an October 14 release.
Check out the trailer below and to browse our gallery of 17 images, including a larger look at the poster above, click here.