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NEW MOVIE ALERT: ‘STEP’ Documentary About Baltimore Teen Step Team Picked Up By FOX Searchlight

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Get ready for a new documentary about a group of Baltimore teen girls on a journey to accomplish their goals post-graduation. Fox Searchlight just picked up ‘STEP’ for a cool $4 million. Deets inside…

Good news!

Fox Searchlight just scooped up a new documentary titled STEP for $4 million. STEP was a huge hit at the Sundance Film Festival and the production company didn’t waste any time to acquire the rights. Fox Searchlight also bought the documentary for distribution and remake rights as well.

 

 

According to Deadline, the Amanda Lipitz-directed film follows a step dance team at The Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women, dubbed the “Lethal Ladies.” The charter school was created in 2009 and its mission is to send every student to college despite living in the tough streets of Baltimore.

With the first class gearing up to enter its senior year, it's do or die. The documentary follows three seniors along with the step team as they navigate through their final year of high school and prepare to go to college.

The site reports:

The film, which features Blessin Giraldo, Cori Grainger, Tayla Solomon, Gari McIntyre, and Paula Dofat, follows three irrepressible seniors and their “Lethal Ladies” step dance team as they navigate a nerve-wracking college application process and the trials and tribulations of the tenacious young women, as well as their mothers, an unstoppable college counselor, and a no-nonsense step coach.

The Lethal Ladies did their thing at the Sundance Film Festival, serving up a powerful Black Lives Matter message to the audience:

 

And at least one of the ladies has already nabbed a full ride to Johns Hopkins School of Education:

Congrats!

 

STEP is scheduled to be released later this year. Who's excited?

 

 

Photos: Naysa Reames

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