Chace Crawford is so determined to fill Kevin Bacon's dancing shoes in the upcoming remake of Footloose, he's already started training.

The Gossip Girl star has been handed the iconic role of Ren McCormack in a new version of the 1984 movie classic, and begins shooting next year (10).And Crawford is so eager to prove himself as a dancer he's enlisted a teacher to show him the right moves.He tells Britain's Glamour magazine, We don't start shooting until March, but I started getting into some training. I'm going to need the whole nine months to really get to where I need to be.I have some movement and I'm really happy to learn a lot of new stuff, but I'm counting on the magical editing to make me look really good! But they put me through a screen test, which was pretty rigorous, so I must have the foundation for it.