While Hollywood is drafting safety rules in the event of resumption of film and television production, New Zealand has already lifted the quarantine and is in full swing. The studio Four Knights Films took advantage of this, inviting the creators of the biographical drama Joika to the Maori country.|
The film tells about the life and dance career of Joy "Joyke" Womack. After graduating from the Kirov Ballet Academy in Washington, the American moved to USA and entered the Moscow State Academy of Choreography. In 2012, she became the second-ever US citizen to be admitted to the Bolshoi Theater troupe. Two years later, Joy went to work at the Kremlin Ballet, and in 2018 she was invited to the role of the soloist of the South Korean Universal Ballet.
Joy will be portrayed by the rising star of New Zealand and world cinema, Thomasin McKenzie (Leave No Trace, Jojo Rabbit). The Four Knights management also invited Womack herself to the project. The ballerina will act as McKenzie's coach and replace the actress in the most difficult dance routines.
James Napier ("Dark Horse") will take the director's chair.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The Topic of Article: American prima ballerina.