Even though the casting is still under way, Paramount Pictures has set a date for its new remake. The studio has set a release date of July 18, 2010 for its upcoming Footloose remake.

Zac Efron was initially set to star, but the actor dropped out of the lead role recently. No one has been cast to replace him as of yet. Kenny Ortega is directing the remake

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In other release date news, Lionsgate has set a December 9 release date for their film Brothers, which is directed by Jim Sheridan and stars Tobey Maguire, Jake Gyllenhaal and Natalie Portman.