STREETDANCE 2 3D, the highly anticipated follow-up to STREETDANCE 3D.
The film will shoot on location throughout Europe, including London, Paris, Rome and Berlin over the next 3 months.
Streetdance 2 sees the return of favourites from the first film, including George Sampson, who won over audiences with his portrayal of cheeky chappie Eddie, and dance troupe Flawless reprise their role as dance crew The Surge.
George comments “I’m very excited about working on StreetDance 2 3D, the film is going to be totally amazing. I’m looking forward to playing Eddie again especially as I have more of a central role – I’ll be showcasing some spectacular moves. I also can’t wait to be filming all over Europe in some incredible locations.”
The filmmakers have also announced the casting of Falk Hentschel and Sofia Boutella in the lead roles of Ash and Eva. Having danced on two of Madonna’s world tours (Confessions and Sticky & Sweet), Eva was most recently seen as the lead in promotional video for Michael Jackson’s posthumous single release Hollywood Tonight. Falk was last seen on the big screen in the Tom Cruise action thriller Knight & Day.
When top street dancer Ash (Hentschel) is humiliated and laughed off stage by American crew Invincible, he sets off to gather the best dancers from around the world to take them on – with a dance style they weren’t expecting. With landmark locations, a spectacular fusion of dance styles and an unparalleled vibrancy, the sequel to StreetDance sees our hero fall in love with a beautiful salsa dancer as he discovers the magic, power and passion of dancing for the ultimate global dance off.
The same team behind the camera will once again be bringing the dance scenes to the big screen. Award-winning duo Max and Dania once again direct the project, Jane English has returned to write the script and Vertigo Film’s Allan Niblo and James Richardson are producing.
Vertigo joint CEO James Richardson says “We spent a year scouring the world for the best dancer/actors there are. Mixing them up with our great StreetDance creative and behind camera team together with the legendary talents of choreographers Rich and Tone means we will be creating the most spectacular dance sequences ever seen with a beautiful love story at heart.”
Co-funded with British Film Institute and BBC Films, STREETDANCE 2 3D will be distributed by Vertigo Films in 2012 in the UK. International sales are being handled by Protagonist Films.