Belfast Telegraph

Frost: I'll do my own dancing!

Nick Frost has revealed that he'll be showing off his Latin American dance moves in comedy Cuban Fury.

The Hot Fuzz star, who confirmed that he will be joined by Chris O'Dowd, Rashida Jones and Olivia Colman in James Griffiths' hot-stepping movie, will play former salsa dancer Bruce Garrett.

"My aim with Cuban Fury was to make a romantic comedy with fiery salsa at its heart. I wanted to show people that sometimes it's not about a perfect nose and abs of steel, sometimes passion, soul and fire is enough," he said.

"And in case you're wondering yes, I'll do all my own dancing," he added.

Chris will play Bruce's rival Drew, while Rashida is their "smart, funny, gorgeous new American boss", and Olivia is Bruce's sister, who urges the former dancer to return to the dancefloor.

Producer Nira Park revealed that Cuban Fury was all Nick's idea.

"When I received an email from Nick Frost which read, 'How would you feel if I said we should do a film where I DANCE A LOT. Imagine me in tightly fitted sequinned garments with a lot of slow-mo,' I said, 'I want the poster for that movie on my wall now!'" she said.

"I can't wait to see Nick in a role that will showcase all of his incredible talents as a performer, even those that have remained more hidden up to this point," she added.

The film, co-financed by Studiocanal, Film4 and the BFI Film Fund, is due to start filming in June for a 2013 release.


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