Glee alum Heather Morris is attached to star in the indie dance film, Back To 1, along with Drew Seeley (Another Cinderella Story) and Mekia Cox (Once Upon A Time, Chicago Med). Doug Penikas is directing the film from a script he wrote. It follows a principle ballerina who, before her debut, suffers a career-ending injury and must find a new life outside the world of dance. But when she befriends a gifted local composer, together they encourage each other to get back to 1. More Brandy Productions is producing the pic, which will feature original music by composer Bryan Arata with lyrics by Douglas Lyons, and choreography by Emmy-winners Bonnie Story and Chucky Klapow.
Actress Danika Yarosh (Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, Heroes Reborn) has been cast in the Svetlana Cvetko-directed drama, Foreign Exchange, opposite Teri Polo and Dylan Walsh. Written by Chris Sivertson, the story follows Ana, an exchange student moves to a small rural town to stay with her friend Monica’s (Yarosh) parents (Polo and Walsh). Ana becomes increasingly unnerved by Peter and Olivia’s growing insistence on treating her like their dead daughter and it’s not long before she realizes that the family has a sinister agenda. Producers are Kaila York, Nigel Thomas, and Rick Benattar. Yarosh’s is repped by Curtis Talent Management and Paradigm.
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