Diane Kruger joins the world of dance alongside Never Rarely Sometimes Always breakout star Talia Ryder. The Hollywood Reporter confirmed the news.
Kruger and Ryder set to star in writer-director James Napier Robertson’s film Joika about elite American ballet dancer Joy Womack.
Joy “Joika” Womack is one of the few foreigners – and only two American women – to have passed through the infamously difficult Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow.
Napier Robertson is the writer and director behind the biopic The black horse about New Zealand chess champion Genesis Potini who suffered from severe bipolar disorder.
Ryder replaces Thomasin McKenzie, who was previously attached to play the role of Joy Womack. Volkova, a former ballet dancer and director of the Bolshoi Ballet Academy, will be played by Kruger as her tough but encouraging mentor.
“Diane and Talia are a perfect match. Diane’s talent and experience is the perfect complement to Talia’s bold rising star,” Napier Robertson told The Hollywood Reporter. practice – sparks will fly!” Talia’s gifts as a dancer are matched only by her incredible acting skills, and Diane is a force of nature, embodying the unabashed brilliance and passion of Tatiyana Volkova The dynamic between the two will be absolutely electric.
Ryder made a name for himself in Eliza Hittman’s indie hit Never Rarely Sometimes Always for targeted features. We will then see her in Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of West Side Story.
Kruger has completed work on AJ Edwards First love and turns Neil LaBute out of the blue. She will be seen next in the thriller The 355 with co-stars Jessica Chastain, Penélope Cruz and Lupita Nyong’o.