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Sunday 25 January 2015

Footloose 'not far from original'

Kenny Wormald says the Footloose remake stays true to the original film
Kenny Wormald says the Footloose remake stays true to the original film

Footloose star Kenny Wormald has admitted he felt pressure not to "mess up" the remake of the hit 1980s film.

Kenny, who started his career as a backing dancer, takes on the role made famous by Kevin Bacon in the 1984 original.

And the 27-year-old promised the remake stays true to the original story.

"We didn't stray too far away, we're all huge fans of the original, we didn't want to mess up," he said at the movie's Los Angeles premiere.

However, Kenny confessed keen-eyed fans would spot a few deviations to the plotline of the film, which sees a city teen move to a town where dancing has been banned.

"It is updated for today's generation and the relationships in the film are explained a bit more, and some of the plot is a bit different," he explained. "But it's definitely true to the original."

Kenny stars alongside Julianne Hough in the movie, while the role of preacher Shaw Moore, originally played by John Lithgow, is filled by Dennis Quaid.

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