LATEST NEWS

Drop Out Monday: Zac Efron Ditches Footloose, Amanda Seyfried Kicks Sucker Punch

by
March 23, 2009
Source: HitFix

Zac Efron / Amanda Seyfried

As we all know so very well, Hollywood is fickle, and nothing is ever official until it's on film. Two big casting deals have fallen through today that we should mention. Zac Efron has officially dropped out of Paramount's Footloose movie after being announced back in October. Efron has said that "he didn't want to make a musical at this point [in] his career" and HitFix is reporting that he was "also incredibly disappointed in the script the studio was trying to fast track into production." Amanda Seyfried has also officially dropped out of Zack Snyder's Sucker Punch movie after being announced earlier this month.

We know why Efron dropped out, but Seyfried left not necessarily out of her own choosing. Entertainment Weekly says that HBO won't let her leave "Big Love" which starts shooting in the fall. Seyfried is currently working on Chloe with director Atom Egoyan, and will finish that up, then head back to "Big Love", in which she stars as Sarah Henrickson. Seyfried was set to play the lead character named Baby Doll. As far as we know, the supporting cast of Sucker Punch is still attached - Vanessa Hudgens, Abbie Cornish, Evan Rachel Wood, and Emma Stone. So who can Snyder find as a replacement? I've heard he might even go foreign.

Find more posts: Casting, Movie News

Discover more around the web:

Reader Feedback - 11 Comments

1

He left Footloose!!! What am I going to do now? How will I go on? How am I gonna break this to my kids? I'm gonna go sit in a dark room in fetal position and shoot heroin just to numb the pain

chris vu on Mar 23, 2009

2

okay I'm back.. I finally got over it because I remembered there's still another High School Musical to look forward to. Phew! All hope is not lost!

chris vu on Mar 23, 2009

3

Yeah but zefron is not in hsm4. No good could come of that Footloose project. You know they were just trying to cash in on Zac's name with complete disregard to quality. Glad he's quit.

lol on Mar 23, 2009

4

Hopefully, with Efron out, the Footloose project will just die. But, sad to see Seyfried not coming on.

Ajax on Mar 23, 2009

5

I think both overestimate their star power.

Greedo the Rodian on Mar 23, 2009

6

to #3 NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

chris vu on Mar 23, 2009

7

I vote for Olga Kurylenko, Jessica Alba, or any other hot Actress

????? on Mar 23, 2009

8

Snyder...ditch that cast please and kill the footloose crap. I wasn't able to enjoy that movie in its time but I still enjoy it and recognize what it represented and Bacon should kill Efron or shake his hand now that he's quit. Efron...WTF kind of name is that!?!

Hey Ya on Mar 23, 2009

9

I'd do him.

Dan Link on Mar 24, 2009

10

well i think that zac did the right thing. he played troy bolton for three years singing for 2 and he just wants to explore and expand his acting career. there is no shame in it.

karen on Mar 28, 2009

11

I LOVE ZAC!!!!! HES SO GOD DAMN CUTE! HE IS FIT AS!!!

Lynn xxx on May 23, 2009

Sorry, no commenting is allowed at this time.

FEATURED POSTS

POPULAR COMMENTS

LAST YEAR'S TOP 10

Alex's Top 10 - 2017
1. Call Me By Your...
2. War for Apes
3. Shape of Water
4. Florida Project
5. Dunkirk
6. Jane
7. Foxtrot
8. Faces, Places
9. Never Really Here
10. Thelma
Click Here for Thoughts

Jeremy's Top 10 - 2017
1. mother!
2. Lady Bird
3. A Ghost Story
4. The Big Sick
5. Dunkirk
6. Get Out
7. Killing Sacred Deer
8. John Wick 2
9. War for Apes
10. The Beguiled
Click Here for Thoughts

FOLLOW US HERE

Subscribe to our feed or daily newsletter:
Follow Alex's main profile on twitter:
For the news posts only, follow this acct:
Add our feed to your Feedly: follow us in feedly

FS.NET ON FACEBOOK