If you're not firmly entrenched into the underground world of dance, it gets difficult to keep tabs of your favorite So You Think You Can Dance
contestants once their season is over. Fortunately for fans of Benji Schwimmer
, season 2 champion of So You Think You Can Dance,
you'll soon be able to see him on the big screen. Schwimmer will be appearing in a major role in the upcoming studio film Love N' Dancing
, about a deaf West Coast Swing dancing champion. Benji will be playing the role of Keith Miller.
Benji Schwimmer will not be playing the main character, and it is unclear as of yet who exactly he will be playing. However, we can probably surmise that Benji's character will be competing against the main character. The film follows Jake Mitchell, the deaf dancer, as he tries to win the national swing dancing championship. Jake Mitchell will be played by relative newcomer Tom Malloy, who also wrote the script. If you suspect that the film be of the minor, indie variety, fear not. There are some major names involved.
The female lead will be be portrayed by Amy Smart, well-known for being professionally cute. I, for one, am a fan. Billy Zane (he's a cool dude), Caroline Rhea, and Rachel Dratch will also appear in Love N' Dancing
. Perhaps after this latest season of So You Think You Can Dance
, the filmmakers could find a role, a cameo even, for Lacey Schwimmer
, Benji's sister who made it to the top four this year on So You Think You Can Dance
before losing to Sabra Johnson..
Lacey Schwimmer is, from what I've read, also a staple in the world of West Coast Swing, so an appearance isn't out of the question, but probably not all that likely. Maybe if they make a sequel, Lacey can get involved. This is a big step for Benji, however, and hopefully this will open the door for more film roles. In general, dance fans have to very happy that dancing is becoming more and more mainstream.
-Oscar Dahl, BuddyTV Senior Writer
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