Zac Efron, Chace Crawford

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Can Chace Crawford sing and dance?

We may find out soon enough.

I just got word that the Gossip Girl star tested this weekend for the Zac Efron-ditched remake of Footloose.

"He did really well," a source tells me.

Hmmm, this could sorta be like art imitating life...

Soon after word got out that Zefron was singing a different tune about taking on the role originated by Kevin Bacon, Crawford's name was popping up on entertainment and gossip blogs and websites as the top suggested man to replace him.

Despite Efron's change of heart, Paramount Studios said director Kenny Ortega and über-producers Neil Meron and Craig Zadan are still committed to updating the classic '80s musical for a new generation of moviegoers.

The remake was put on the fast track in the fall for a 2010 release after Efron & Co. hit box-office gold with the third installment of the High School Musical movie franchise.

Whether Crawford has the musical chops to pull it off remains to be seen (and heard). But we think Crawford could easily fill Bacon's shoes.

Reps for Crawford and the movie did not immediately comment.

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