CATEGORIES Movie NewsJada Pinkett Smith is putting on her dancing and producing shoes for "Salsa," a new romantic comedy with William Levy. Levy has appeared on a number of Spanish-language TV shows, but his star has been rising in the States because of a smoldering season on "Dancing With the Stars." Naturally, he plays a salsa teacher who helps Pinkett Smith's character get her groove back. Whether that's metaphorical or the more old-fashioned way has yet to be seen, but with romcom expert Amy Heckerling writing and directing, all signs point to a love connection.
Levy's got a number of projects coming up, including Tyler Perry's "Single Moms Club" and the drama "Addicted." There's also buzz that the up-and-comer really wants to hit up Broadway. He's hoping for a chance to play Emilio Estefan in the singer's autobiographical Broadway musical. He's also been busy with a new Pepsi campaign. Unfortunately for everyone ever, he turned down a plum opportunity to appear in "Magic Mike" last year.
Pinkett Smith has been doing plenty of voice work lately, as well as working hard on her music career. According to the blog Shadow and Act, she'll also be headlining "La escribana de uraba," a thriller based on "the true story of a 14-year-old Colombian girl whose father was killed in the late 1980s, and the investigation into his death by a US multinational representative."
Heckerling's most recent film was the sadly underseen vampire romantic comedy "Vamps," with Alicia Silverstone and Krysten Ritter.