Ryan Guzman and Kathryn McCormick are to star in the fourth instalment of the Step Up franchise, which takes place in Miami, directed by Scott Speer.
Step Up 4: Miami Heat marks Guzman’s acting debut, who has achieved great success as a well known model, while McCormick was discovered on the American series of So You Think You Can Dance.
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Step Up 4: Miami Heat Synopsis
Kathryn McCormick plays Emily, the daughter of a wealthy businessman, who arrives in Miami with aspirations of becoming a professional dancer, but soon falls in love with Sean, played by Ryan Guzman, a young man who leads a dance crew in elaborate, cutting-edge flash mobs.
The crew, called the MOB, strives to win a contest for a major sponsorship opportunity, but soon Emily’s father threatens to develop the MOB’s historic neighbourhood and displace thousands of people. Emily must band together with Sean and the MOB to turn their performance mobs into protest mobs, and risk losing their dreams to fight for a greater cause.
Jon M. Chu, the director of Step Up 2: The Streets and Step Up 3D, is executive producer alongside Offspring’s Matt Smith. The screenplay for the project is penned by Jenny Mayer.
The Step Up Franchise
Step Up, the first film in the series, was released in theatres in 2006 and starred Channing Tatum as its lead male role. Its sequel, Step Up 2: The Streets was released in theatres in 2008, and the most recent film in the franchise, Step Up 3D, was released in 2010. Worldwide the franchise has grossed over $430 million at the box office ticket sales to date and is the most successful dance film series in history.