|Marie Wilson, Jillian Clare, Eric Martsolf, and Martha Madison|
The dramedy tells the story of 14 year old twin sisters who enter a contest to be dancers in their favorite pop stars music video, which leads to a battle with their rival, across the street, the best dancer of all, who wants to win the contest as well.
Portraying Camila, the soft-spoken, widowed mother of the twins, is Marie Wilson (Ex-Summer; DAYS), who is joined by Lilly Melgar (Janice; The Bay), playing their fashionista Aunt, Ana Sophia – the sister of their deceased father. Also in the cast is Eric Martsolf (Brady; DAYS), playing Michael Adams, the father of the spoiled neighbor (who she has tightly wrapped around her finger), and Martha Madison (Belle; DAYS) as Clare, her very Southern mother, that's slightly obsessed with Paula Abdul.
On her directorial debut Jillian said “I'm so excited to be directing some of my favorite co-stars including Martha, Marie and Lilly, whom I worked with on Ladies of the Lake, and Eric, who I've known forever and worked with many years ago on Miss Behave.” Clare continued “It's definitely these four soap veterans like you've never seen them before as they join about 25 teenagers in a fun, family dance movie.”
To The Beat! is being produced by Susan Bernhardt, and her company Leonian Pictures, alongside Clare's own production company, Whimsical Entertainment. Additional cast, including the announcement of all the teen stars, will happen early next week, just prior to cameras rolling. The film is slated for a summer 2017 release.