You Guys, the Step Up 5 Cast Is Ridiculous
Have you guys seen the cast list for Step Up 5?
We heard a little while ago that the latest installment of the series would bring back some of our old Step Up friends. We didn't know it would involve quite this many.
Two days ago Summit Entertainment announced that the film would star Ryan Guzman (Step Up Revolution) as Sean and Briana Evigan (Step Up 2: The Streets) as Andie. Good start. But then they kept going.
I'm just going to list out the rest of the cast, because really, they need no introductions:
Moose: Adam Sevani (Step Up 2 The Streets, Step Up 3D, Step Up Revolution)
Eddy: Misha Gabriel (Step Up Revolution)
Camille: Alyson Stoner (Step Up, Step Up 3D)
Jason: Stephen 'tWitch' Boss (Step Up 3D, Step Up Revolution)
Jenny Kido: Mari Koda (Step Up 2: The Streets, Step Up 3D, Step Up Revolution)
Hair: Chris Scott (Step Up 2: The Streets, Step Up 3D)
Monster: Luis Rosado (Step Up 2: The Streets, Step Up 3D)
Vladd aka Robot Guy: Chadd Smith (Step Up 3D, Step Up Revolution)
The Santiago Twins: Martin Lombard & Facundo Lombard (Step Up 3D)
Marc 'Marvelous' Inniss (Step Up Revolution)
Nolan Padilla (Step Up Revolution)
Phillip Chbeeb (Step Up Revolution)
Bianca Brewton (Step Up Revolution)
Tony Bellissimo (Step Up 3D, Step Up Revolution)
Josue 'Beastmode' Figueroa (Step Up 3D, Step Up Revolution)
Brandy Lamkim (Step Up 2: The Streets, Step Up Revolution)
How will all of these characters be woven into one coherent plot, you ask? We have no idea. But we also kind of don't care. Because how can this massive gathering of awesome not generate more awesome? (And really, can you describe any of the plots of the last four Step Up movies right now? Didn't think so.)
Shooting for the film begins September 19. Obviously, we'll keep you in the loop!
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The coolest place she's ever performed:
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