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.
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.