"She's scheduled for another screen test Aug. 1. They definitely like her, but the producers know they need a real actress for the movie to work -- she's a pretty girl who can sing and dance, but so was Mariah Carey, and we all know how Glitter turned out."
A Paramount rep stated earlier this week that Hough has been offered the lead female role of Ariel Moore in the studio's remake of the 1984 film, which is currently slated to begin filming next March.
"Julianne Hough has been offered the part in Footloose, and it is contingent on scheduling," a Paramount Studio rep told Us Weekly earlier this week.
Should Hough improve her acting skills and accept the offer, she would almost certainly be unavailable to compete on Dancing with the Stars Spring 2010 installment.
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