Mary Elizabeth Winstead Set to "Make It Happen" In Burlesque Flick
"Happen" will be directed by Darren Grant, most recently seen behind the cameras for "Diary of a Mad Black woman," and the script comes courtesy of Duane Adler, screenwriter of "Step Up" and "Save the Last Dance" (turns out they're two separate movies -- we're as surprised as you).
Winstead in "Final Destination 3"
In the film, which will be released by The Weinstein Company, Winstead won't just be shaking her moneymaker. There's a plot arc here, people! As Variety reports:
Winstead plays a small-town woman who moves to Chi with dreams of entering the Chicago School of Dance but winds up working in a burlesque club. According to a plot description provided by TWC, the club "proves to be a place of conflict and self-discovery."
"Make It Happen" starts filming this August, and is presumably scheduled for a 2008 release.