Magazine article Screen International

Sarsgaard, Millepied Join Ballet Comedy

Magazine article Screen International

Sarsgaard, Millepied Join Ballet Comedy

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EXCLUSIVE: Embankment boards ballet comedy also starring Vera Farmiga.

Peter Sarsgaard and Vera Farmiga are due to star in ballet comedy Prima, which sales outfit Embankment Films has newly boarded ahead of Cannes.

Choreography will come from acclaimed Black Swan choreographer Benjamin Millepied, recently appointed director of dance at the Paris Opera Ballet, and Billy Elliot on Broadway choreographer Kurt Froman.

Farmiga has been cast as a mother who will stop at nothing to realise her daughter ballet dancing dream of playing Sleeping Beauty, while The Killing star Sarsgaard will play a 'devil in dance-shoes' instructor.

Producers are Daniel Dubiecki (Juno, Up in the Air) and Lara Alameddine of Los Angeles based The Allegiance Theater.

As previously announced, musical-theatre director Evan Greenberg will direct the project, a version of which was formerly with Highland Film Group. …

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