Streetdance 2 3D principal photography will begin commencing 6 June 2011 on location throughout Europe, including London, Paris, Rome and Berlin, according to producers, Vertigo Films.

Streetdance 23D is the sequel to Streetdance 3D, which earned £2.2 million over its opening weekend in August 2010.

The film will see the return of favourite characters from the first film, including George Sampson, who won over audiences with his portrayal of Eddie, and dance troupe Flawless reprise their role as dance crew The Surge.

George Sampson commented: “I’m very excited about working on StreetDance 2 3D, the film is going to be totally amazing.”

Watch the StreetDance 2 3D trailer here!

He continued: “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.”

Falk Hentschel and Sofia Boutella have been cast in the lead roles of Ash and Eva, whose names were exclusively revealed by AllStreetDance.

Having danced on two of Madonna’s world tours (Confessions and Sticky & Sweet), Sofia Boutella was most recently seen as the lead in promotional video for Michael Jackson’s posthumous single release Hollywood Tonight. Falk Hentschel was last seen in the Tom Cruise action thriller Knight & Day.

Streetdance 2 storyline

“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.”

Streetdance 2 production

The same team behind the camera will once again be bringing the dance scenes to the big screen. Max and Dania return to direct the project, with Jane English returning to write the script and Vertigo’s Allan Niblo and James Richardson producing.

James Richardson, joint CEO of Vertigo Films, comment: “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.