William Levy is FINALLY starring in his first big movie role & we can't wait!
Stop the presses! Everyone's favorite Cuban heartthrob, William Levy, is about to become a major movie star. This week, it was announced that the former telenovela star just earned his first big role in an American feature film.
Ahh! Is anyone else as excited as I am? I feel like this has been this has been in the works ever since Levy made the entire planet fall in love with him on Dancing with the Stars.
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And from the film description, those moves will definitely be coming in handy for him now. Entitled Salsa, the flick will follow Levy as he plays a salsa instructor (!!) who falls in love and enters into an interracial romance with a woman (played by Jada Pinkett-Smith) who is at a turning point in her life. According to Deadline, Levy's character helps Pinkett-Smith's character use dance to get things back on track.
Okay, so it's not exactly a completely original concept (Dirty Dancing anyone?), but I can't think of a part that's more perfect for Levy. I mean, come on, a salsa-dancing romantic? Anyone who watched DWTS knows that he can pull that off better than anyone. Plus, Pinkett-Smith is such a badass in everything she does that I have a feeling she'll have no problem keeping up with Levy. Between the two of them co-starring and writer/director Amy Heckerling (who is also the brains behind Clueless) at the helm, this could make for one really fun movie.
There's no word quite yet on when Salsa will be hitting theaters, but I don't think it will have any problems drawing an audience. Who wouldn't sign up to see Levy and Pinkett-Smith heat it up on the dance floor?!
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