Music video director Scott Speer (who previously directed episodes of the web series The LXD: The League of Extraordinary Dancers) has reportedly been hired to helm the film, Jenny Mayer is writing the screenplay, and like ‘Step Up 3D‘, ‘Step Up 4′ will also be shot in 3D.
Jon M. Chu, who directed both ‘Step Up 2‘ and ‘Step Up 3D‘ and is currently directing the sequel to Chan’s movie ‘G.I. Joe‘ will serve as executive producer on ‘Step Up 4′, with Adam Shankman and Jennifer Gibgot producing.
‘Step Up 4′ is scheduled to hit theaters in 2012, and the filmmakers are currently looking for dancers and two new faces to play the male and female lead roles in the new installment. Here’s descriptions of the characters and dancers…
SEAN: 21 / handsome. From the streets of urban Miami. Raised by his big sister whom he respects. Raised poor – Class war mentality. Smart beyond his years, amazing dancer, choreographer, creative genius and co-founder of the MOB, an underground next-level flash mob organization. No formal dance training. Has big dreams, but doesn’t believe he can make a difference. He’ll have his beliefs challenged when he falls for his wealthy boss’s daughter. Full of spontaneous energy. Charming, confident but not cocky. Edgy and a bit dangerous. A natural leader. MUST BE AN EXCEPTIONAL DANCER. PROTOTYPE: Channing Tatum
EMILY: 21 / Beautiful / Privileged. Her mom died five years ago, it’s a tough reality with uber-successful, ‘father knows best’ dad, Mr. Anderson. Formally trained classical, lyrical dancer. Quarter life crisis – Just graduated NYU, but Emily still holds onto her dream of being a professional dancer. In Miami for the summer and at a crossroads in her life. Strong, smart, and sassy. Always has her guard up against guys, she assumes everyone wants to date her for her money. She meets Sean, who introduces her to his flashmob: a free form, no rules creative outlet, coupled with rebellion and risk.
DANCERS: The filmmakers are looking for all types of urban dancers. Solo dancers and dance teams will be considered. Submit your dance video to be considered.
The deadline for talent submissions is July 11, 2011, so you should head on over to the ‘Step Up’ Casting site to submit your self-taped audition today.
GOOD LUCK to all of the aspiring actors/dancers who are going to audition!!!
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