Rev. Shaw Moore
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Ren MacCormack (played by newcomer Kenny Wormald) 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 af...ter a night out and Bomont’s local councilmen and the beloved Reverend Shaw Moore (Dennis Quaid) 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 (Julianne Hough) in the process. from facebook.com
- Zac Efron was originally cast as Ren, but he pulled out in March 2009. Chace Crawford was set as the lead, but left the project due to scheduling conflicts with his TV show, "Gossip Girl".