‘Footloose’ set to begin filming in Georgia next month


09 June 2010 - Nashville, TN - Julianne Hough. 2010 CMT Music Awards held at Bridgestone Arena. Photo Credit: George Shepherd/AdMedia

The movie Footloose, a remake of the 80’s classic starring Dennis Quaid as the Rev. Shaw Moore, Julianne Hough as Ariel Moore and Kenny Wormald as Ren McCormack, will begin filming in and around Atlanta next month. The movie went into pre-production in L.A. on July 26.

Originally, Footloose was to be filmed in Tennessee, but Georgia was ultimately chosen for its incentives package.

A courtroom scene in the movie is expected to be filmed next month at Newton County’s historic courthouse in Covington, GA.

The courthouse is located in Covington’s historic downtown which also doubles for Mystic Falls in The CW series The Vampire Diaries.

The Footloose filming at the courthouse is expected to take place on Sept. 17, 20, 21. The film, like the 1984 version, centers around a Chicago teen who moves to a small town where dancing and rock music are banned.

Filming in Georgia is slated to continue through November.

The movie is due in theaters April 1, 2011.

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    no name

    Hi, by any chance do you know where the new ABC Family movie ” ex mas carol” is filming? I know production has already began and that the movie will be filmed in GA.

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    TAMICKA JOHNSON

    I AM A LICENSE STYLIST I AM TRYING TO GET INFORMATION ON HOW I CAN DO MAKE-UP AND HAIR ON DIFFERENT SET I NO I WOULD HAVE TO DO SOME WORK FOR FREE TO PROVE MYSELF I JUST WANT CHANCE TO PROVE MYSELF THANK YOU FOR ANY INFORMATION YOU MAY HAVE

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    Nicole Blankenbiller

    I’m writing a news artical about the remake on footloose and I’ve been told that Ren McCormack was from boston not Chicago.

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