Cuban-born dancer to star in Australian production, set to shoot in late 2014.

Carlos Acosta has joined the cast of Tackling Romeo.

Written and directed by Lynda Heys, the film tells the story of Bobby Sherwood who finds his seemingly perfect life imploding after he rehearses in secret for a contemporary ballet of Romeo and Juliet.

Cuban-born dancer Acosta will play Bobby’s mentor and choreographer.

Tackling Romeo is set for production in late 2014 and will be produced by Steve Turnbull.

Turnbull commented: “We are especially excited by the teaming of one of Australia’s most extraordinary choreographers, Graeme Murphy, and one of the world’s most breathtaking dancers, Carlos Acosta.”

The Australian production was financed with major offshore equity and the Producer Offset.