We prefer Bacon anyway

Zac Efron

won’t be starring in the remake of “Footloose” after all. He’s pulled out of the project in which he would have reprised the role that made us all lust after

Kevin Bacon

in 1984.

Efron, 21, is promoting his film, “17 Again,” which opens in April. He hasn’t said publicly why he walked away from “Footloose,” but the “High School Musical” supernova is reportedly trying to take on more varied roles.

A Paramount Pictures rep told

that the studio remains committed to rebooting the movie for a new generation.