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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” thesp Julian Sands has joined “Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks,”  rounding out the cast of the feature film version of the Broadway play.

The British thesp will portray the owner of the dance studio where a dance instructor (played by Cheyenne Jackson) teaches ballroom dancing to a Florida retiree (Gena Rowlands). Jacki Weaver, Rita Moreno, Kathleen Rose Perkins, Anthony Zerbe and Simon Miller are also in the cast.

Movie is based on Richard Alfieri’s play of the same name. Shooting began Monday in Budapest.

Budapest-based Docler Entertainment is producing, in association with Los Angeles-based Entpr. Producers are Gyorgy Gattyan, Andras Somkuti and Thomas H. Brodek.

Arthur Allan Seidelman, who directed legit productions on Broadway, at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles, and on London’s West End, is also directing the movie version based on Alfieri’s adaptation. »

- Dave McNary

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