After a much-publicized open casting call for dancers last month, Summit Entertainment reached into the competitive dance community and the hit reality show So You Think You Can Dance to find its female lead for its fourth installment in the popular Step Up franchise.
Variety reported that So You Think You Can Dance contestant Kathryn McCormick landed the top female role in the upcoming 3D dance musical from producers Jennifer Gibgot and Adam Shankman of Offspring Entertainment and Erik Feig and Patrick Wachsberger of Summit.
Ryan Guzman, making his acting debut after a career as a model, signed on to co-star alongside McCormick on Step Up 4.
Jon M. Chu, who directed Step Up 2 and Step Up 3D, remained as a producer on the fourth film although his directing duties on G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation won’t allow him the time to return to helm the next Step Up movie.
Sott Speer joined the project as its director with Jenny Mayer writing the script