Looking prettier than an early morning sunrise, Chace Crawford was seen strolling into Ill Sole Restaurant late last night (June 1) in Los Angeles.
The Gossip Girl hunk will be the lead in the new Footloose remake since Zac Efron turned the part down after deciding he no longer wanted to be a musical one-trick pony.
“I know Zac, and we’re actually friends,” Chace tells Entertainment Weekly. “He’s gotta make the best choice for his career at this point, and I have to make the best for mine, and luckily, it worked out for both of us.”
Rumour has it Hayden Panettiere will play the role of the female lead. Other names that have been tossed around include Miley Cyrus, Amanda Bynes and Dancing with the Stars alum Julianne Hough.