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ZAC CUTS LOOSE!

Oct. 28 2008, Published 12:26 p.m. ET

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Footloose, that is.

With "High School Musical 3" earning a toe-tapping $42 million its first weekend, Paramount Pictures is rushing to get star Zac Efron into a remake of the 1984 Kevin Bacon (and dance double) starrer "Footloose."

"This one's a no-brainer," a source at Paramount told RADAR. "Zac is one of the fastest rising stars on the planet and everyone knows that movie or the musical stage play."

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"Footloose" remains one of the biggest-selling soundtracks of all-time, boasting such tunes as "Let's Hear it for the Boy," "Holding Out for a Hero," and "Almost Paradise." The producers expect to use all of the classics in the film, along with new songs.

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