Trans-Tasman pop star Stan Walker is getting another chance at movie stardom.
The singer, who starred in 2013 local hit Mt Zion, has been cast in Born to Dance which is described as a "multi-million dollar international hip-hop film" that is starting shooting in New Zealand in October.
"I am very excited to be part of the very first major dance film to come out of New Zealand" says Walker. "New Zealand is one of the biggest hip-hop dance nations and it will be awesome to get our story and our dancers showcased to an international audience."
The film will be directed by Tammy Davis, best remembered as his Outrageous Fortune character Munta.
It will be the feature debut by Davis after his award-winning short films Ebony Society and Sonny, My Older Brother.
The film will be choreographed by Parris Gobel whose hip-hop work has taken her from South Auckland to the international stage.
The movie is a coming of age tale told through the eyes of Tu, an ambitious young man from Auckland who dreams of being a professional hip-hop dancer.
Walker will play Benjy, one of Tu's friends from Papakura.
The film makers say casting is still underway and "an international Hollywood starlet is tipped to play the female lead role".
The call has gone out to local dancers to win a walk-on part in the film via radio stations Flava and ZM.