Alonso Prepares to Shake His Groove Thing…

Laz Alonso is ready to bust a groove on the big screen…

The 37-year-old Cuban actor has been cast in “Planet B Boy,” a music-themed drama based on the award-winning documentary “Planet B-Boy.”
Laz Alonso to star in b-boy film

That documentary, released in 2007, shined a spotlight on the international world of b-boying, commonly referred to as breakdancing in the United States.  While it may not be as popular as it was back in the 1980s in the U.S., the street dance continues to thrive in places like Japan, South Korea and France.

In this new film—co-starring Josh Holloway, Josh Peck, Caity Lotz and Chris Brown—an all-star American b-boy crew trains to compete in France at the Battle of the Year (BOTY) International Championships. After a decade of defeat, 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 last 10

Directed by Benson Lee, the movie will be filmed in Los Angeles and Montpellier, France.

Alonso previously starred in “Jumping the Broom,” “Fast & Furious” and “Just Wright.”