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'Footloose' exclusive: Andie MacDowell joins cast

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Dennis Quaid has already landed the role of the righteous, rock-music hating reverend in the upcoming Footloose remake. Now, Andie MacDowell has signed on to play his patient wife Vi in writer-director Craig Brewer’s (Hustle and Flow) redo of the 1984 movie about a small town that bans dancing. MacDowell and Quaid have played husband and wife once before, when they co-starred in HBO’s Emmy-nominated 2001 movie Dinner with Friends. The acting vets should be a welcome addition to a cast that boasts relative newbies Kenny Wormald (Center Stage: Turn it Up) and Julianne Hough (Dancing with the Stars) as the teen leads.

Production on the remake is set to begin shortly, with a release date already scheduled for next April.

MacDowell is currently shooting the new Fox TV series Lone Star opposite Jon Voight, and her indie film Daydream Nation — in which she stars opposite Kat Dennings and Josh Lucas — will screen at the Toronto Film Festival.

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