Step Up 3D

Step Up 3D

Terence Dickson, Kendra Andrews, Keith Stallworth, Ivan "Flipz" Velez, Chadd "Madd Chadd" Smith, Aja George, Martin Lombard and Facundo Lombard, Straphanio "Shonnie" Solomon. Photo: K.C. Bailey.

Step Up 3D (2010)

Also Known As: Step Up 3

Opened: 08/06/2010 Wide

AMC Empire 2508/06/2010 - 09/23/201049 days
AMC Loews Meth...08/06/2010 - 09/09/201035 days
Village East08/06/2010 - 08/26/201021 days
Showcase Cinem...08/06/2010 - 08/26/201021 days
Arclight/Holly...08/06/2010 - 08/25/201020 days

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Genre: Musical/Drama

Rated: PG-13 for brief strong language.


The hip-hop fairy tale that first captivated audiences in the summer of 2006 continues as "Step Up 3D," the third installment of the hit film franchise from Touchstone Pictures and Summit Entertainment, ups the ante as the first dance drama ever to be shot and released in digital 3D.

Acclaimed director Jon M. Chu, who made his feature directorial debut on the box-office hit "Step Up 2 The Streets," returns to direct a multi-talented cast of performers, including "Step Up 2 The Streets'" break-out talent Adam G. Sevani and "Step Up's" Alyson Stoner, who both reprise their original roles, plus newcomers Rick Malambri and Sharni Vinson. Dancers Stephen "tWitch" Boss, Keith Stallworth, Kendra Andrews, Martin Lombard, Facundo Lombard and Oren "Flearock" Michaeli co-star.

New York's intense street-dancing underground comes alive in eye-popping digital 3D as the raw, passion-fueled culture goes global. A tight-knit group of street dancers, including Luke and Natalie, team up with NYU freshman Moose and find themselves pitted against the world's best hip-hop dancers in a highstakes showdown that will change their lives forever.

Filmmakers turned to two familiar faces to help bring the new story to life, including MSA student and talented street dancer Moose, portrayed in "Step Up 2 The Streets" by then-15-year-old newcomer Sevani. The filmmakers also called on the character of Camille, portrayed in "Step Up" by the then-12-year-old Stoner. It was the natural progression for the pair, now best friends from MSA, to jumpstart the story by venturing to New York for college, discovering NYC's outlandish, fantastical underground dance scene along the way.

"Everyone's trying to find their identity in this chapter," says Chu. "What I've learned is that ultimately it's not about the destination, it's about the journey, the people that you meet and the things that you learn along the way. Your destination will find itself."

"The message is consistent in all three films: believe in yourself. If you believe in yourself, you can overcome any obstacle that you are faced with in life and achieve your dreams," says producer Jennifer Gibgot. "And it's an incredibly fun way to spend an hour and a half—watching amazing dance and listening to great music."

Adam Shankman and Jennifer Gibgot ("Step Up" film franchise, "Hairspray") of Offspring Entertainment produce with Patrick Wachsberger and Erik Feig of Summit Entertainment ("Mr. & Mrs. Smith," "The Twilight Saga" film series). David Nicksay ("Step Up 2 The Streets"), Bob Hayward and Meredith Milton serve as executive producers. The screenplay is written by Amy Andelson and Emily Meyer, based on characters created by Duane Adler.

The behind-the-scenes production team includes director of photography Ken Seng ("Obsessed"), production designer Devorah Herbert ("Step Up 2 The Streets"), costume designers Kurt & Bart ("Fighting"), innovative hip-hop choreographer Jamal Sims ("Step Up," "Step Up 2 The Streets"), choreographer Nadine "Hi Hat" Ruffin ("Step Up 2 The Streets," "How She Move"), choreographer Dave Scott ("Step Up 2 The Streets," "Stomp the Yard"), choreographers Richmond Talauega and Anthony Talauega ("Save the Last Dance 2: Stepping Up"), Grammy® Award winning music supervisor Buck Damon ("Step Up," "Step Up 2 The Streets") and editor Andrew Marcus ("Step Up 2 The Streets").