Film News Roundup: Sabrina Carpenter to Star in ‘Work It’ Dance Comedy

In today’s film news roundup, Sabrina Carpenter gets a starring role, Spike Lee’s “Son of the South” adds to its cast and inspirational drama “Edie” gets North American distribution.CastingsSinger-songwriter Sabrina Carpenter will star in Stx’s dance-themed comedy “Work It” from STXfilms and Alloy Entertainment.Alicia Keys is producing with Elysa Koplovitz Dutton and Leslie Morgenstein from Alloy Entertainment.Liza Koshy and Keiynan Lonsdale will co-star.

Laura Terruso will direct and do a rewrite of the original script, which was penned by Alison Peck.

Peck also wrote Stx’s upcoming “Uglydolls.”Carpenter will portray an awkward teenager who, after being rejected from her high school’s dance team, assembles a crew of misfits to compete against them in a national dance championship.

She is currently starring in “Short History of The Long Road,” and her credits include “The Hate U Give” and “Tall Girl.”****American actor Matt William Knowles,

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