Newcomer Kenny Wormald is a dancer who landed the role of a lifetime as the lead in the Footloose remake.  The picture, which comes out October 14th, is directed by Craig Brewer, the filmmaker behind Hustle & Flow and the woefully underrated 2007 feature Black Snake Moan.

Wormald, who recently turned 27, recalls his first impression of the Footloose. “I saw it probably when I was 8 to 10 years old,” says Wormald. “I remember just seeing the scene of (Kevin Bacon) dancing in the warehouse and I just thought it was insanely incredible and I was like ‘I want to do that.’  Cut to 20 years later, I’m in a factory shooting Footloose. It was incredible.”

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In other Footloose news, the soundtrack comes out via Atlantic Records/Warner Music Nashville on September 27th.  Containing 12 songs, the collection features new versions of the title track (performed by The Voice judge Blake Shelton), as well as the hit songs “Let’s Heart It For The Boy” (One Tree Hill’s Jana Kramer), “Almost Paradise” (Victoria Justice & Hunter Hayes), and “Holding Out For A Hero” (Ella Mae Bowen).  Cee Lo Green, another judge from The Voice, teams with Kenny Wayne Shepherd for “Walkin’ Blues.”

Rounding out the rest of the soundtrack are “Where the River Goes” (Zac Brown), “Little Lovin'” (Lissie), “So Sorry Mama” (Whitney Duncan), “Fake I.D.” (Big & Rich feat. Gretchen Wilson), “Window Paine” (The Smashing Pumpkins), “Suicide Eyes” (A Thousand Horses), and “Dance The Night Away” (David Banner).

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