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“East-Meets-West Side Story” might have made a clunkier but more interesting title for “Make Your Move,” a slick, disposable soap opera about a poor white boy and a spirited Korean girl who fall in love despite hailing from rival corners of Brooklyn’s club scene. Wringing yet another variation on the boy-hoofer-meets-girl-hoofer formula that fueled his screenplays for “Save the Last Dance” and “Step Up,” writer-director Duane Adler weaves an overly tangled web of resentment, betrayal and thuggish violence around his attractive two leads (“Dancing With the Stars” champ Derek Hough and pop star BoA), both of whom display almost enough fancy footwork to overcome the cliches they’ve been saddled with. Theatrical biz will be limited, but this amiable time-filler could have ancillary legs, particularly among the Asian-American audiences being targeted.
A genial, tap-dancing ex-con from New Orleans, Donny (Hough) decides to skip out on his parole and hightail it to Brooklyn, »
- Justin Chang
In news that sounds as if it was ripped straight out of some kind of Movie Mad Libs, Deadline is reporting that R&B singer John Legend has teamed up with rising screenwriter star John Swetnam to make the world’s first found footage dance film. The film will be titled Breaking Through and is described as “a documentary-style dance drama for the YouTube generation.” In addition to producing the film alongside Legend, Swetnam will also pen the feature and helm it, making it his feature directorial debut. As random as the news may sound, Swetnam’s still-growing resume is actually evidence of his interest in both subgenres – he’s got a pair of found-footage-heavy features in the can (Evidence, which was based on his short of the same name, along with the natural disaster found footage feature Into the Storm, which arrives in August) and a dance film with a beloved pedigree on the way (he »
- Kate Erbland
John Legend is working on a found-footage dance film.
The film is described as a "documentary-style dance drama for the YouTube generation".
Swetnam will make his directorial debut on the movie, which he will produce through his Mad Horse Films. Legend's Get Lifted Films is also backing the project.
Swetnam most recently wrote Evidence and Warner Bros's upcoming Into the Storm.
John Swetnam is writing the script and he will make his directorial debut with this project, described as a, "documentary-style dance drama for the YouTube generation." Casting is scheduled to start in the near future, with the filmmaker trying to discover new talent like the Step Up franchise has done in the past.
John Legend's Get Lifted Films is backing the film, with his Get Lifted partner Mike Jackson producing alongside Bb Films' Uri Singer, Fj Productions' Fabio Golombek and Perimeter Group's Luis Fragali. John Legend is serving as executive producer alongside Ty Stiklorious. Production is scheduled to begin sometime this summer.
Musician John Legend is, according to a story at Deadline , teaming with screenwriter John Swetnam for Breaking Through , a "found footage" dance movie now gearing up for production. Swetnam will be making his directorial debut with the project. Plot details are still few, but Breaking Through is likened in overall tone to the films in the "Step Up" franchise and plans to serve as a similar showcase for newly-discovered dance talent. Swetnam, suitably enough, wrote the upcoming fifth Step Up film, Step Up All In , as well as the action-thriller Into the Storm . Swetnam will also produce alongside Luis Fragali, Fabio Golombek, Mike Jackson, Uri Singer. Legend will executive produce with Alexandru Celea and Ty Stiklorius. (Photo Credit: Brian To / »
When it comes to cute coupledom in Hollywood, it is hard to out-adorable Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield. The couple of nearly three years, who reteam as comic-book sweethearts Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, have turned the international press tour for the film into an around-the-world tour of love. "They almost seem to be in their own world when they spend time together," a source tells People in this week's issue. Still, they're not the only Hollywood couple with chemistry and charm to spare. Tell us: Which of the duos below deserves the title of Hollywood's Cutest Couple? »
- Michelle Tauber
Though few can rival Matthew McConaughey in the realm of “career renaissance” at the moment, Channing Tatum has undergone a fascinating transformation over the past few years. He first broke out as a model-slash-actor in the first Step Up, but he began branching out with Steven Soderbergh’s 2011 film Haywire. He subsequently collaborated with Soderbergh on two more films to excellent results—Magic Mike and Side Effects—and proved himself a very skilled comedic actor with turns in 21 Jump Street and This Is the End. His upcoming films range from dark drama (Foxcatchter) to hard sci-fi/fantasy (Jupiter Ascending), and there are also a few more exciting prospects on the horizon. During a recent interview with MTV, Tatum revealed that he has indeed met about playing Gambit in a potential X-Men spinoff film, expressing his love for the character and willingness to tackle the role. He also provided an update »
- Adam Chitwood
Channing Tatum has always been one sexy specimen! Out just shared a pretty amazing photo spread he did for the gay lifestyle mag from 2002, before he was famous. Sporting no shirt and a pair of short shorts, the then-22-year-old model is seen wrestling with another guy ... who's wearing nothing more than a tank top and tighty whities.The spread was for the publication's Valentine's Day issue and was shot by photographer/designer Todd Oldham.Before his breakout role in "Step Up," Tatum modeled for brands like Abercrombie & Fitch and Armani -- so shoots like this weren't out of the ordinary for the aspiring actor.And before this, he was an exotic dancer, an experience that inspired "Magic Mike.""I never enjoyed the taking-the-clothes-off part," he later told Out about his days as a stripper."You are on a stage with people yelling at you, and you feel you’re a rock star, »
- tooFab Staff
“Step Up All In” star Ryan Guzman has been cast as the lead in “Hold Your Ground,” an upcoming action film set in the worlds of SoCal surf culture, Brazilian jiu jitsu and mixed martial arts. Ben Nott (“Drift”) is directing the film from a script written by producer Michael W. Gray and Matthew Straquadine. Tim Duffy is also producing the movie, which is scheduled to shoot in southern California this summer. See photos: 49 Summer Movies on Our Radar: From ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ to Tina Fey's Next Comedy Guzman, most recently seen in ABC Family's “Pretty Little Liars,” stars »
- Greg Gilman
From a descent into madness in "Black Swan" to the sizzling chemistry of "Step Up," pop culture has already taught us in so many ways that everything is better and more dramatic when there's dancing involved. Which is why we're so incredibly excited about "Pointe," a story about kidnapping, eating disorders, sexual assault, repressed memories and sizzling secrets; all set against the backdrop of one gifted dancer's quest to become a professional ballerina. All that ...
By Kat Rosenfield »
High Strung - Open Audition
We Are Looking For Incredible Performers For The Dance Movie 'High Strung'
Legendary Us choreographer Dave Scott (Step Up, Stomp The Yard, So You Think You Can Dance?) will be in London looking for amazing Female Classical Ballet dancers aged 18 -24 And brilliant Male and Female Street Dancers aged 18 - 30
Wednesday 2Nd April 2014
Ballet Audition: 12.00 - 1.00pm(N.B. Will Be En Pointe)
Street Dance Audition: 2.00 - 5.00pm
Dance Attic Studios Old Fulham Baths368 North End RoadLondon SW6 1Ly
How to get there:
Buses: 14, 28, 391, 11, 295, G4, N14, N31 to Fulham B'way 74, 190 to Lillie Road
Tube: 3 Mins walk from Fulham Broadway station
Overground: 10 Mins from West Brompton
i) Please Bring A Photo And CV If You Have ONEii) You Must Have A Valid Passport As This Project Shoots In EUROPEiii) If You Get The Part - Rehearsals: from w/c 7th April 2014 in Romania. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (ScreenTerrier)
"Does it always have to end in a big, giant dance battle?"
If the brand new trailer for Step Up: All In is anything to go by, then absolutely! Down below, you can watch all of the heated action for the upcoming sequel starring Alyson Stoner and other big names from the Step Up series.
So what are your favorite characters gathering for? Well it's all been leading to this: a massive dance-off going down in Las Vegas. It's the dance battle that will determine the futures of these Step Up all-stars. With bright lights, loud music, and intense rivalries, Step Up: All In is sure to be the best of the series!
- email@example.com (Dave B.)
Yesterday's announcement about a "Jem and the Holograms" movie is giving us a lot of feelings, not all of them good. Yesterday, in a cute viral video, "G.I. Joe" director Jon M. Chu, horror movie producer Jason Blum (of Blumhouse Productions), and Bieber believer Scooter Braun took to YouTube to announce their new project and call for video auditions.
Chu described it as "a modern-day, live action, reinvention of the 1980's Hasbro classic cartoon," with Blum helpfully adding, "If you have a cool mom, she'll definitely know what it is!"
Braun discovered Justin Bieber on YouTube, inadvertently creating the TMZ monster running amok today; incidentally, that's also how they're looking for "Jem" cast members. You do the math. Blumhouse has been behind some good quick-and-cheap horror franchises, like "Paranormal Activity," "Insidious," "Sinister," and "The Purge," and some really bad ones, like, well, the endless parade of "Paranormal Activity" sequels.
- Jenni Miller
Released August 1st, Step Up: All In sees stars from previous installments, including Ryan Guzman, Briana Evigan, Stephen “tWitch” Boss, Misha Gabriel, Izabella Miko, Alyson Stoner and Adam Sevani, come together “in glittering Las Vegas, battling for a victory that could define their dreams and their careers”.
- Phil Wheat
Are you ready to step up? Are you ready to go all in? Are you ready to step, um, into the, well, allness? How about this – are you a fan of the Step Up franchise? Then there’s no question that you’re pumped, jazzed, and foxtrotted for the next installment in the heart-pounding dance series. Titled Step Up: All In, the fifth film in the franchise expands out the universe in the best way possible – by pulling it all together. The franchise has long been loosely linked together – either by place or by character – and the next film in the series is looking to really drive home that point. This go-round, a whole mess of fan favorites are back to compete in a massive dance battle in Las Vegas (the franchise has already zinged from Baltimore to New York City to Miami, so why not hit the left coast?). Plenty »
- Kate Erbland
If it wasn’t for the convincing looks on their faces in the video, we’d frankly wonder whether G.I. Joe: Retaliation / Step Up director Jon M. Chu and low-budget horror producer Jason Blum were pulling an early April Fool’s Day prank by announcing a live-action version of the Jem And The Holograms toy line and cartoon. But no: they appear to be serious, launching the video as a way of connecting with fans of the ‘80s show and asking for their input as a sort of Kickstarter for creativity. (They’re very clear that they’re not asking for money). If you’re raising your eyebrows at this point and wondering what all this Jem stuff is about, the Hasbro-spawned ‘toon ran for three years from 1985 and followed the adventures of Jerrica Benton, Aka Jem, pop singer and heroine. Ryan Landels has written a new script for the »
Summit Entertainment just unveiled the trailer for the latest installments in its "Step Up" franchise, called "Step Up: All In, starring Ryan Guzman, Briana Evigan, Stephen "tWitch" Boss, Misha Gabriel, Izabella Miko, Alyson Stoner, and Adam Sevani. Check it out below. Plot: All-stars from previous installments come together in glittering Las Vegas, battling for a victory that could define their dreams and their careers. The new movie is directed by Trish Sie and is set to hit theaters on July 25th. Trailer: »
G.I. Joe: Retaliation director Jon M. Chu has chosen to take on another 1980s animated property and adapt it into a live action movie with a feature version of Jem and the Holograms. This is the perfect project for the guy who also directed two Step Up movies and two Justin Bieber documentaries. Unfortunately, he's still attached to direct a third G.I. Joe movie. I don't really care about Jem so I could care less how that movie turns out.
Chu made the announcement with his producing partners Jason Blum and Scooter Braun. You can check out the announcement video below. In it they reveal a unique approach to the property, where they are asking fans for creative submissions that could be used in the feature film release.
- Joey Paur
You know what a summer is without a good dance movie? Depressing, that’s what. So yes, Step Up: All In, like every other dance film, has to end up in a big giant dance battle. Otherwise, what’s the point?
Former Step Up Stars Ryan Guzman, Alyson Stoner, Briana Evigan and Adam G. Sevani are all set to break out their dancing shoes in the latest installment in the franchise, Step Up: All In. And for So You Think You Can Dance fans, Stephen Boss, a.k.a. tWitch, will also bust a move or two. So here’s »
- Samantha Highfill
Are you ready to "Step Up" -- again!? Summit Entertainment just released the first trailer for "Step Up: All In," the fifth installment in the long-running dance series.In the highly-anticipated flick, several of the franchise veterans come together in glittering Las Vegas to battle for a victory that could define their dreams and their careers.Ryan Guzman, Adam Sevani and Briana Evigan star alongside Stephen "tWitch" Boss, Misha Gabriel, Izabella Miko and Alyson Stoner in the movie. "Step Up: All In" will be released in 3D on July 25 in the Us and August 1 in the UK. The "Step Up" franchise has earned more than $500 million at the worldwide box office and helped to launch the careers of Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan-Tatum.Are you excited to see it? Sound off below! Read more »
- tooFab Staff
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