Myriad Pictures is in Toronto with world sales on the Das Films and Sikhya Films Bollywood-hip-hop dance title from Step Up creator Duane Adler.
Aimee Teegarden (pictured) from the show Friday Night Lights will star as a feisty US hip-hop dancer who falls in love with a man and a new dance style while attending a wedding in India.
Adler wrote the script to Heart Beats 3D and is preparing to fly to the sub-continent for a first quarter 2015 shoot. Tiger Shroff is in talks to play the Indian love interest Aseem.
Sriram Das produces through his Das Films alongside Guneet Monga and her Sikhya Films.
Negotiations are underway with two unannounced recording artists to create original Bollywood and hip-hop music.
“We are excited to be working with Duane Adler and Sriram Das on this extraordinary dance film project,” said Myriad president Kirk D’Amico.
“Aimee is the perfect young rising star to play this lead role, and Duane’s vision of the film which blends these two cultures and musical styles will create an exciting and contemporary film that will appeal to audiences around the world.”
Myriad’s svp of business and legal affairs Thomas Loftus negotiated the deal with Das as well as Marc Simon from Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard.
Myriad’s Ruth & Alex and October Gale premiere at the festival in the coming days.