With the release of a brand new Footloose movie, what better time to bring out a some quality entertainment from the 1984 version?! To celebrate, EW have gotten their mitts on the original Kevin Bacon audition video which I expect will appear on the Blu-ray in the extras when it no doubt gets a release. It’s a great little watch and shows how movies have changed somewhat over the last 25-odd years!
According to EW:
But Paramount was far from sold on him as Footloose‘s rug-cutting rebel Ren McCormack. According to Bacon, they didn’t think he was sexy enough. But the film’s director, Herb Ross, thought otherwise. So he got Bacon a $1,500 haircut and set up a screen test for him to strut his stuff for the studio in the hopes of changing their mind.
The Footloose remake stars Julianne Hough, Dennis Quaid, Kenny Wormald, Miles Teller, Andie MacDowell, Ray McKinnon and will be with us September 27th.
Have a watch of the below. You’ll love it!