EXCLUSIVE: Mister Smith inks key pre-sale for Ain’t No Half Steppin’.

Matt Alvarez

Wild Bunch Germany has pre-bought rights to Broad Green Pictures comedy Ain’t No Half Steppin’ from Mister Smith Entertainment.

The deal was negotiated by Wild Bunch Germany’s MD, Marc Gabizon, and David Garrett, CEO of Mister Smith Entertainment, which launched the film at EFM to considerable interest.

Matt Alvarez (Straight Outta Compton), Lena Waithe (Dear White People) and Benjamin Cory Jones (Hand Of God) produce the story of an ambitious black sorority girl who, in order to get admitted to the law school of her dreams, agrees to cross culture lines and teach the exclusive art of black Greek stepping to a band of wild, Kardashian-obsessed white sorority girls.

Due to begin shoot in April or May, the film will be directed by Charles Stone (Drumline) from a script by Chuck Hayward. 

Celebrated choreographer Aakomon Jones, whose credits include the Pitch Perfect franchise, Get On Up, Dreamgirls, as well as Madonna’s Sticky And Sweet tour in 2010, will choreograph.

Broad Green Pictures will distribute Ain’t No Half Steppin’ theatrically in the US. Casting is currently under way.