Andie MacDowell will play Ariel's mother in the reimagining of classic dance movie 'Footloose'.
The 'Four Weddings and a Funeral' actress will play Dennis Quaid's wife Vi in the movie, the second time she has played his spouse after working with him on the Emmy-nominated movie 'Dinner with Friends'.
Little-known actor Kenny Wormald plays Ren McCormack in the movie.
Production is due to begin soon ahead of an April 2011 release date.
MacDowell has had a quiet career in recent years, working on TV movies including 'The Front' and 'Riding the Bus with My Sister'.