Julianne Hough, best known for her stint on Dancing with the Stars, has signed on to play the female lead opposite Chace Crawford in the upcoming remake of Footloose. According to Variety, this will be Hough's first major film role.

Chace Crawford, star of the CW's Gossip Girl, took over the role made famous by Kevin Bacon after Zac Efron dropped out earlier in the year. This new version of the iconic teen film will be more mature in its themes, with music from the original amplifying its narrative.

Footloose is set to start filming in March of 2010.

B. Alan Orange