First Image of Dennis Quaid in FOOTLOOSE

     January 8, 2011


The first image of Dennis Quaid in director Craig Brewer’s (Black Snake Moan) Footloose remake has landed online.  Well, sort of.  To be fair, it’s actually more an image of a television screen with a cat nearby who seems to be none too pleased about having her face all over the Internet.  Nevertheless, it’s still a good sign that a trailer for the film may not be far off.

Briefly, Footloose tells the story of a teen who moves from upbeat Chicago to a small town in which dancing and that darn rock ‘n roll music have been outlawed. In addition to Quaid (who is taking on the role previously played by John Lithgow, Rev. Shaw Moore), the Footloose remake also stars Kenny Wormald as Kevin Bacon’s own Ren MacCormack and Julianne Hough as the object of his affection, Ariel.  Footloose is slated to hit theaters later this year on October 14th.  To check out the image as well as a more detailed synopsis for the 1984 original, hit the jump

Here’s the image [via Brewer’s Twitter]:


In case you aren’t familiar with the film, here’s a synopsis for Footloose [via IMDb]:

When teenager Ren and his family move from big-city Chicago to a small town, he’s in for a real case of culture shock. Though he tries hard to fit in, the streetwise Ren can’t quite believe he’s living in a place where rock music and dancing are illegal. There is one small pleasure, however: Ariel, a troubled, but lovely blonde with a jealous boyfriend and a Bible-thumping minister who is responsible for keeping the town dance-free. Ren and his classmates want to do away with this ordinance, especially since the senior prom is around the corner, but only Ren has the courage to initiate a battle to abolish the outmoded ban and revitalize the spirit of the repressed townspeople.


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