Misty Copeland as the Ballerina Princess in The Nutcracker and the Four Realms. Photo Courtesy Disney.
It's August—the sun is shining, summer intensives are winding down, and Nutcracker seems very far away. But this new trailer for Disney's The Nutcracker and the Four Realms is already getting us in the holiday mood. While this modern take on the classic holiday story, in theaters November 2, is not a dance film, it does include mega-stars Misty Copeland and Sergei Polunin as the Ballerina Princess and Nutcracker Prince.
What do you get when dance all-stars like Fik-Shun Stegall, Heather Morris, and Christopher Scott join forces for a movie? That'd be All Styles, the new dance film that just might give Step Up a run for its money. And you can watch the trailer exclusively right here.
The much-anticipated ballet thriller Red Sparrow hits movie theaters today, March 2. The film tells the story of a fierce Russian ballerina, played by Jennifer Lawrence, who's recruited by the Sparrow School, a secret Russian intelligence service that trains young people to use their bodies and minds as weapons. Expect lots of suspense, but also lots of dreamy dance scenes, thanks to Lawrence's dance double, American Ballet Theatre principal Isabella Boylston; Lawrence's dance partner, Sergei Polunin; and choreography by New York City Ballet's Justin Peck.
A still from Polina (Courtesy of Oscilloscope Laboratorie
The French dance film that made waves at last year's Venice Film Festival is now stateside: Polina opened in theaters on August 25th. The story follows a young Russian ballerina-in-the-making, played by dancer Anastasia Shevtsova, who's performed with the Mariinsky Ballet.
January 5 was a sad day—it marked the final performance of Annie The Musical's Broadway revival.
But there's good news: Columbia Pictures is in the final production stage of its modern remake, which is set to hit theaters this Christmas. That's right, Little Orphan Annie is coming out of the Great Depression and into the 21st century.
Star of the Broadway revival, Taylor Richardson (left), poses with "new" Annie, Quvenzhané Wallis, and Sunny the dog (Sandy!) (Photo by Bruce Glikas)
The new Annie, played by the Oscar-nominated Quvenzhané Wallis (Beasts of a Southern Wild, 12 Years a Slave), is a foster kid living in Harlem, who bumps into a wealthy politician (played by Jamie Foxx!) while running through the streets of NYC. Another familiar face? Cameron Diaz is Miss Hannigan.
We don't know about you guys, but we're totally sold.
Just some casual NYC street dancing...with a full band, of course.
But if you're a little bit more skeptical (looking at you, diehard Annie fans), check this out: On Wednesday, Columbia Pictures released the movie's first trailer—and we're excited to say that it includes both singing and dancing to the original songs we all know and love.
Looks like the sun will come out tomorrow...or rather, on Christmas Day. But, you know, we can wait.
Get excited! Battle of the Year is coming to theaters this fall, and it looks like the kind of movie we will instantly become obsessed with.
My first thought when watching the trailer? OMG, that's my boyfriend Sawyer from "Lost"! Second thought: This dancing is fantastic.
The hard-hitting b-boy flick features choreography by Dave Scott, "So You Think You Can Dance" favorite and choreographer of Step Up 2: The Streets, and Rich and Tone Talauega, best-known for their work with Madonna.
And to add one more ounce of awesome, Battle of the Year will be in 3D!