According to The Hollywood Reporter, Antonio Banderas is putting on his dance shoes for New Line Cinema's Take the Lead. Liz Friedlander is directing, while Diane Nabatoff, Chris Godsick and Michelle Grace produce.
Inspired by the true story of international ballroom dancer Pierre Dulane, Banderas will star as a former professional dancer who volunteers to teach dance in the New York public school system. When his ballroom methods clash with his students' hip-hop instincts, he teams up with them to create a new style of dance and becomes their mentor in the process. Dianne Houston wrote the script.