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See Sawyer from Lost as a breakdancing coach in the trailer for Battle of the Year

Jul. 23, 2012by:

Looks like Hollywood has run out of sports to make into inspiring sports movies. So, they turn to the very niche world of competitive dance championships.

Josh Holloway stars as a retired basketball coach hired to whip a rag tag team of dancers from varied backgrounds into a squad ready to compete for a breakdancing title at the annual BATTLE OF THE YEAR. Musician Chris Brown plays the rebellious member of the dance troupe who flirts with women and throws punches as much as he throws down (is he playing himself?).

I kid you not, this is a real movie. Check out the trailer below if you don't believe me.

Plot: With compelling characters and vibrant dance sequences, BATTLE OF THE YEAR is set in the international world of B-boying – the urban dance more commonly known as “breakdancing.” Unforgettable images frame the intimate stories of an all-star American dance crew who, with the help of their tough coach (Josh Holloway), struggle to reach their dreams despite being misunderstood by society and even their own families. Their lives collide in France where their skills are put to the ultimate test: the “Battle of the Year” finals, with crews from 18 nations vying for the title of World Champion. The film features electrifying dance performances and astonishing displays of power and grace, showing how a street dance from New York has evolved into an inspiring art form for a new generation around the world.

After Josh Holloway's brief turn in MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE GHOST PROTOCOL, I expected him to get some real leading roles. Sawyer was one of the best television characters of the last decade and Holloway himself has a lot of presence on screen. Here is hoping that BATTLE OF THE YEAR is just a stepping stone to a much bigger leading role.

BATTLE OF THE YEAR opens in 3D on January 25, 2013.

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11:16PM on 07/24/2012

Have to agree with Kanocain...Holloway as:

Roland Deschain.....YESSSSS!!!
Breakdancing Coach.....NO NO NO NO NO NO NO....

Come on Hollywood, cast him in a new superhero role!
Roland Deschain.....YESSSSS!!!
Breakdancing Coach.....NO NO NO NO NO NO NO....

Come on Hollywood, cast him in a new superhero role!
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4:28AM on 07/24/2012
Not really into the whole dance movie thing, but their harmless, so whatever. Just glad to see Halloway getting some lead roles. I am with you on this, I hope this leads to a much bigger lead part, or even a supporting role in a big movie. Mission Impossible was cool, but he's a good actor who needs to be used (as I would say about many of the leads from LOST).
Not really into the whole dance movie thing, but their harmless, so whatever. Just glad to see Halloway getting some lead roles. I am with you on this, I hope this leads to a much bigger lead part, or even a supporting role in a big movie. Mission Impossible was cool, but he's a good actor who needs to be used (as I would say about many of the leads from LOST).
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3:18AM on 07/24/2012
Dammit! Someone give this guy some juicy leading man parts! Would love to see him pick up some more challenging films to see what he's got.

...oh and I still want to see him as Leon S Kennedy when they finally reboot Resident Evil and give PWSA the boot!
Dammit! Someone give this guy some juicy leading man parts! Would love to see him pick up some more challenging films to see what he's got.

...oh and I still want to see him as Leon S Kennedy when they finally reboot Resident Evil and give PWSA the boot!
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10:04PM on 07/23/2012
I've read interviews with Holloway before and he says it's hard getting jobs for good roles (including supporting roles) because all directors think he's a leading character only. Why he can't bag something better is beyond me. He'd be perfect for Roland Deschain. Other than that you'd think with all the TV shows made by Abrams and being an Abrams veteran, that he find a spot for him somewhere.
I've read interviews with Holloway before and he says it's hard getting jobs for good roles (including supporting roles) because all directors think he's a leading character only. Why he can't bag something better is beyond me. He'd be perfect for Roland Deschain. Other than that you'd think with all the TV shows made by Abrams and being an Abrams veteran, that he find a spot for him somewhere.
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8:26PM on 07/23/2012

Well, there goes another fine career...

Bad enough that he's taking the ultimate acting kiss of death: a COACH ROLE. But what's worse, it's that he's such a young and damn fine actor, and he chooses THIS as his feature? Sorry, but no.
Bad enough that he's taking the ultimate acting kiss of death: a COACH ROLE. But what's worse, it's that he's such a young and damn fine actor, and he chooses THIS as his feature? Sorry, but no.
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8:13PM on 07/23/2012
You're better than this Sawyer.
You're better than this Sawyer.
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