Miles Teller & Ziah Colon Talk About “Footloose” (2011)
Independent Films, Talk Shows, Interviews
Miles Teller (Willard) and Ziah Colon (Rusty) are stepping into mighty big shoes just like the rest of the cast of “Footloose.” The character of Willard was personified by Chris Penn in the original, and Rusty was played by Sarah Jessica Parker long before she became Carrie Bradshaw in the “Sex and the City” franchise.
But both actors came out on top and gave their own spin to their respective roles.
In this interview, we talked about:
*** What made them cut loose for “Footloose?”
*** Are they nervous that they’re stepping into some mighty big shoes?
*** Miles used to play Willard in a high school production of “Footloose” the musical
*** How did they research their roles?
*** What happens to their characters after the prom?
*** Their experience in working in the movie
*** Were they fans of the original?
Transcripts / Production notes / Scripts
Ren MacCormack is transplanted from Boston to the small southern town of Bomont where he experiences a heavy dose of culture shock. A few years prior, the community was rocked by a tragic accident that killed five teenagers after a night out and Bomont's local councilmen and the beloved Reverend Shaw Moore responded by implementing ordinances that prohibit loud music and dancing. Not one to bow to the status quo, Ren challenges the ban, revitalizing the town and falling in love with the minister's troubled daughter Ariel in the process.
Production Status: In Production/Awaiting Release
Genres: Musical/Performing Arts and Remake
Running Time: 1 hr. 53 min.
Release Date: October 14th, 2011 (wide)
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some teen drug and alcohol use, sexual content, violence and language.
Distributors: Paramount Pictures
Production Co.: MTV Films, Southern Cross the Dog, Unique Features, Dylan Sellers Productions, Spyglass Entertainment Holdings, LLC, Weston Pictures, Zadan/Meron Productions, Storyline Entertainment
Studios: Paramount Pictures
Filming Locations: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Produced in: United States
Cast and Credits
Starring: Kenny Wormald, Julianne Hough, Andie MacDowell, Dennis Quaid, Miles Teller
Directed by: Craig Brewer
Produced by: Jonathan Glickman, Brad Weston, Dylan Sellers
Year of Production: 2011
Country: United States