Sony Pictures has released the first trailer for breakdancing film ‘Battle of the Year’ starring Lost star Josh Holloway, Chris Brown (Takers), Laz Alonso (Jumping the Broom, Avatar) and Josh Peck (The Wackness).
It’s basically and American Streetdance/Step-up movie but with a sports twist in Holloway’s character. Singer Chris Brown may or may not be a good actor, but we all know he can B-Boy with the best of them, however his bleached hair is quite a distraction in itself.
The film is written by Brin Hill and Chris Parker and Directed by Benson Lee.
Battle of the Year is the Olympics of break dancing, a tournament held every year that attracts all the best teams from around the world, but the Americans haven’t won in fifteen years. Los Angeles Hip Hop mogul and former B-Boy Dante (Alonso) wants to put the country that started the Sport back on top. He enlists his hard-luck friend Blake (Holloway), who was a championship basketball coach, to coach his team. Armed with the theory that the right coach can make any team champions, they assemble a Dream Team of all the best b-boys across the country. With only three months until Battle of the Year, Blake has to use every tactic he knows to get twelve talented individuals to come together as a team if they’re going to bring the Trophy back to America where it started. Inspired by the actual World championship held yearly in France.
‘Battle of the Year‘ is released in cinemas on January 25th, 2013 in the US and follows in the UK on Friday 8th February 2013.
Watch the trailer below…