Sony marches to the ‘Beat’

Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions Group has bought U.S. rights to the inner-city dance film “Beat the World.”

The story focuses on young hip-hop crews from Canada, Germany, Japan, Brazil and the U.S. as they arrive in Detroit for an international dance championship called Beat the World.

According to Variety, the film was written and directed by Robert Adetuyi. Adetuyi made his directing debut with the 2000 film “Turn It Up” and also wrote 2007’s “Stomp the Yard.”

The film blends several types of hip-hop and parkour (also known as free running), and features a global cast of hip-hop dancers and musical artists, including the Flying Steps and the Pink Ladies.

The film was shot in Toronto and on location in Berlin, Germany and Brazil.

Amos Adetuyi is producing, and Benedict Carver is executive producing.

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