Kyra Sedgwick, Chace Crawford

Chace Crawford has officially inherited Kevin Bacon's Sunday shoes for the Footloose remake, but fitting into those iconic footwear is a different matter.

"He has big shoes to fill!" Kyra Sedgwick, Bacon's wife, tells People.

Nevertheless, Sedgwick says the couple wholeheartedly approves of Crawford's casting as bad boy Ren McCormack. "We're thrilled! [Daughter] Sosie is a big fan," she says. "We met him at the White House Correspondents' Dinner. Kevin and he had a chat. He's very sweet."

Crawford replaced Zac Efron in the role after the actor dropped out to pursue non-musical parts.

Production on Footloose will start in March 2010.