Netflix is one of the go-to platforms for dramas, thrillers, horror movies, and rom-coms, but comedies are sometimes few and far between. Luckily, Netflix is adding a dance troupe comedy called “Work It,” and the movie starts production this month.
The cast includes Sabrina Carpenter (Tall Girl, The Hate U Give, Short History Of The Long Road), Liza Koshy (Liza on Demand), Keiynan Lonsdale (The Flash, Love Simon), and Drew Ray Tanner (Riverdale). Also featured in the film are Michelle Buteau (Always Be My Maybe, First Wives Club) and Jordan Fisher (To All The Boys 2, RENT Live!).
Alison Peck (Ugly Dolls) serves as the head writer on the movie, with Leslie Morgenstein, Elysa Koplovitz Duttont, and Alicia Keys serving as producers. Cast member Sabrina Carpenter serves as executive producer.
The official logline from Netflix reads, “When Quinn Ackerman’s admission to the college of her dreams depends on her performance at a dance competition, she forms a ragtag group of dancers to take on the best squad in school…now she just needs to learn how to dance.”
Aakomon Jones (Black Panther, Pitch Perfect) is the choreographer on the project, and production is set to begin this week in Toronto. Select members of the cast posted an announcement video on Instagram.
Carpenter is also featured in Netflix’s original comedy “Tall Girl,” launching on Netflix later this year. That story follows Jodi, the tallest girl in her school, who has never quite felt comfortable in her own statuesque skin. All of that changes when she falls for the handsome (and equally tall) foreign exchange student Stig who, of course, gets Jodi’s quirky, best, male friend, Dunkleman, and his hippie mom as a host family. As a result, Jodi gets embroiled in a surprising love triangle, which helps her realize she’s far more than her insecurities about her height have led her to believe.
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