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Screen Gems launches ‘B Boy’ production

Josh Holloway, Chris Brown star in dance pic

Screen Gems has commenced production on the dance film “Planet B Boy,” which will star Josh Holloway (“Lost”), Laz Alonso, Josh Peck, Chris Brown and Caity Lotz.

Benson Lee is directing from a script by Brin Hill and Chris Parker. Beau Flynn and Tripp Vinson will produce with Amy Lo.

Inspired by Lee’s award-winning documentary “Planet B-Boy,” the feature will follow an all-star American b-boy crew training to compete at the Battle of the Year International Championships in France. The crew and their coach must go up against the best b-boys in the world — the Koreans, the Russians and the French, who have dominated the original American dance form for the past decade.

Following a brief shoot in Los Angeles, the film will continue production in Montpellier, France.

Best known for playing Sawyer on ABC’s “Lost,” Holloway will soon be seen alongside Tom Cruise in Paramount’s “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol,” which hits IMAX theaters on Dec. 16 and all other screens on Dec. 21.

Alonso recently starred in Spike Lee’s “Miracle at St. Anna” and James Cameron’s “Avatar.”

Peck, who next appears opposite Chris Hemsworth in MGM’s remake of “Red Dawn,” also stars in IFC’s upcoming thriller “ATM.”

A popular recording artist, Brown has previously starred in Screen Gems’ “Takers” and “Stomp the Yard.” He’ll next be seen in “Think Like a Man.”

Lotz, who has had roles on AMC’s “Mad Men” and NBC’s “Law & Order: Los Angeles,” will next be seen in “The Pact.”

Holloway and Hill are represented by WME, while UTA and The Collective rep Peck. ICM reps Lee and Alonso, who is managed by Thruline Entertainment. Lotz is represented by Greene & Associates Talent Agency. Brown is repped by CAA and manager Tina Davis. Parker is repped by The Gersh Agency and manager Noah Rosen.

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