Kenny Ortega and Zac EfronThe remake of 'Footloose' will have to dance on without 'High School Musical' director Kenny Ortega at the helm. Over the weekend, Ortega departed the production after disagreeing with Paramount Pictures on tone and budget, Variety reports.

Ortega reportedly wanted elaborately-staged musical numbers and a budget north of $30 million, while Paramount was holding out for an "edgier" drama and a budget of no more than $25 million. Paramount will begin looking for a new director immediately.
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