Columbus Short and R&B sensation Ne-Yo along with Brian White and Meagan Good have been cast in Stompin', an urban dance film that Sylvain White is directing for Screen Gems.
Will Packer, who produced The Gospel for Screen Gems, is producing via his Rainforest Films banner, says The Hollywood Reporter.
Written by Rob Adetuyi, the story follows a troubled 19-year-old from the gang-infested streets of L.A. who is able to bypass juvenile hall by enrolling in a black university in Atlanta. There he is courted by the top two campus fraternities, both of which want and need his fierce street-style dance moves to win the highly coveted national stepshow competition. The movie is set in the world of "fraternity stepping", a popular activity among black colleges. Short will play the college student, while Ne-Yo is his roommate.
Brian White is a lead of a fraternity, and Good is Short's love interest.