Battle of the Year (film)
|Battle of the Year (3D)|
|Directed by||Benson Lee|
|Written by||Brin Hill
|Cinematography||Michael Barrett, Vasco Nunes|
Battle of the Year (3D) is an upcoming 3D dance film directed by Benson Lee. The film will be released on September 13, 2013 through Screen Gems and will star Josh Holloway, Chris Brown, Laz Alonso, and Josh Peck. Battle of the Year is based upon Lee's documentary about the b-boying competition of the same name. It initially held the working title of Planet B Boy, and includes some cinematography by the original doc DP "Vasco Nunes".
The movie follows Dante and Blake as they try to put together a B-boy team that will win the upcoming Battle of the Year under the belief that proper coaching can take any team to victory.
- Anis Cheurfa
- Josh Peck
- Josh Holloway as Derrek
- Chris Brown
- Laz Alonso as Dante
- Caity Lotz as Stacy
- Terrence Jenkins
- Weronika Rosati as Jolene
- Alex Martin as Punk
- Luis Rosado as Bambino
- Keith Stallworth as Gatlin
- Jesse Erwin as James
- Ivan 'Flipz' Velez
- David 'Kid David' Shreibman
- Steve Terada
Film company Screen Gems first began planning for a feature film adaptation of Lee's documentary Planet B-Boy In 2009 after discovering that while interest in breakdancing had declined in the United States, it still enjoyed popularity in other countries. Chris Brown and Josh Holloway were announced as being attached to the project in October 2011. Filming began in late 2011 in Los Angeles, with more filming taking place in Montpellier, France.
The first trailer for Battle of the Year was released in July 2012, with Collider stating that "if B-boy competitions are your thing I assume you’ll have some interest in Battle of the Year. If not, the only highlight is in this trailer is seeing Chris Brown." Screen Crush commented that the 3D aspect "could be a lot of fun with a film like this" but questioned whether the film would stand out against "an A-list title".
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