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Derek Hough: Dancing With Footloose

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Derek Hough could be adding movie star to his resume.

The Dancing With the Stars pro confirms that he could be waltzing into the upcoming Footloose remake.

"I haven't auditioned, but I've met with the people," Hough told me yesterday.

As I've reported, Chace Crawford is the leading contender to star as Ren, the small-town dancing rebel played in the movie by Kevin Bacon.

Hough declined to say if he's up for Ren, but he certainly knows the part...

Mr. Hough originated the guy in the 2006 West End production of Footloose the Musical.

"Footloose is definitely really close to me," he said. "I would love to be a part of something like that."

Funny enough, Hough's sister, Julianne, is said to be a leading candidate to play Ren's love interest.

Unless the Footloose storyline takes a very creepy and disturbing turn, I think it's safe to say if either of the Hough siblings gets their starring role, the other will not.

"If the Footloose thing doesn't work out, I'm still excited about whatever could come our way with the dancing, the singing and the acting," Hough said. "Like Hugh Jackman said at the Oscars, 'Musicals are back!'"

Hough also revealed that he and Mark Ballas may skip the next season of Dancing With the Stars in order to spend more time working with their band, Ballas Hough Band.

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