Thomas Carter (Save The Last Dance) has been set to direct Mandate Pictures’ teen dance film Dream On. Mandate has the project on the fast track for production later this year. Lionsgate is handling international sales.

Written by Jason Ubaldi, the film is the story of a prospective Olympic gymnast who discovers the underground hip-hop scene.

Laurence Mark and Carter will produce, with David Blackman, Rachel Miller and Mandate president Nathan Kahane serving as executive producers. Tamara Chestna and Mary Lee will co-produce.

Carter, a three-time Emmy winner, is represented by CAA.