Bille Woodruff is set to direct the dance drama ‘Honey 2,’ the sequel to the 2003 flick starring Jessica Alba.
Choreographed by Rosero McCoy, ‘Honey 2’ features Katerina Graham from ‘The Vampire Diaries,’ Brittany Perry-Russell, Randy Wayne, Seychelle Gabriel, Tyler Nelson, Luke Broadlick, Melissa Smith, Christopher “War” Martinez and Lonette McKee, who reprises her role as Connie Daniels.
The film will be released on DVD through Universal Studios Home Entertainment.
The legacy of legendary dancer and choreographer Honey Daniels lives on in spirited 17-year-old Maria Bennett (Graham). After a brush with the law, Maria has returned to her gritty Bronx roots to rebuild her life with nothing but a talent for street dance and a burning ambition to prove herself. She finds refuge in the place that made her feel most alive as kid: the rec center where Honey’s exuberant classes ignited her passion for dance.
Keeping on the straight and narrow means living with her mom, Connie, and holding down a job just to make ends meet. But a rare night out at a local dance club gives her an opportunity to let loose with a joy and energy she had almost forgotten. Maria’s killer moves catch the eye of Brandon, a rec center volunteer who invites her to help him transform a group of gifted but undisciplined dancers called the HDs.
Maria’s skills also attract the attention of her old boyfriend, Luis, the charismatic leader of the award-winning 718 dance crew. Luis hopes to lure Maria back into the street world she is trying to escape, but seeing a chance to create a new and meaningful life, Maria pours her heart and soul into dance and begins training the HDs to compete on a TV dance competition. That means going up against the 718s and Luis. Like Honey before her, Maria rediscovers the thrill of dancing as she finds out who she truly is and where she belongs.
After ‘Honey,’ Woodruff went on to direct Queen Latifah in ‘Beauty Shop,’ a spin-off of the ‘Barbershop’ film trilogy. He also directed Christina Milian in the 2008 DVD original film ‘Bring it On: Fight to the Finish,’ the fifth installment of the ‘Bring it On’ franchise.
Source: AOL Black Voices